The former boy wonder is now a man, 25 years old, engaged to be married, already a two-time American League most valuable player and five-time All-Star, and he smiled Thursday as he reflected on his transition to adulthood.
“It’s going by so quick,” Mike Trout said.
He shook his head.
“It seems like yesterday I was drafted.”
And if the next 10 or 15 years are anything like the last five, this will too soon be over.
It’s a scary thought, that all of this will be a memory at some point. However, the recognition and acceptance of this inevitability are what allow to Trout to strike a refreshingly balanced approach to his profession.
Trout, who is...