Trout left out 10 tickets for family and friends to make the two-hour drive west. He estimated that about 200 of them showed up, making up six buses. Also here is J.J. Hardy, the Orioles shortstop that was robbed of a home run by Trout on June 27 of last year, a victim of arguably the greatest play in 2012.
Trout didn't keep the ball from that game, but a picture of it hangs in the basement-turned-man-cave he dwells in at his parents' house.
"Every time I see J.J., he messes with me and stuff," Trout said.
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