I figure there is no better time than the present to post the one piece of Mike Trout swag I have. It goes without saying he was the true AL MVP, but then again, Matt Kemp was last year's true NL MVP, so it's no surprise the BBWAA would screw it up yet again. If you're the best player, you add the most value to your team. Plain and simple. Anyways, without further adieu:
I voted for Trout in the IBWAA balloting, and I'll reveal the rest of my picks tomorrow. I acquired this signed ball a couple of years ago at a minor league game between the Inland Empire 66ers and the Rancho Cucamonga Quakes, before they switched affiliations. All I had on me was a ball that was already signed by some Dodgers' minor leaguers, and I wasn't going to pass on meeting Trout. I hope to one day add a couple of certified autos and a piece or two of memorabilia featuring just Trout, the best player in baseball.