Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim outfielder Mike Trout has been compared to the likes of Willie Mays, Mickey Mantle and Rickey Henderson, among others for his otherworldly success he’s experienced early in his big league career, but he has never been compared to a piece of legislation like President Barack Obama did today.
The farm bill is like a Swiss army knife the President, which is like Mike Trout, President Obama would say. “It’s got a lot of tools, it multitasks.”
Obama has made no secret for his affinity for sports, in particular basketball and the teams from Chicago, except for the Chicago Cubs, where he served as a state senator prior to running for President.
However, I don’t think anyone in attendance to see Obama speak on the farm bill could ever anticipate a Trout reference.
Trout has a career average of .314 and came up just short as the American League MVP each of the past two seasons, but while the 22-year old five-tool player is eventually going to win at least one MVP award during his career, I doubt he’ll ever get another comparison to a piece of legislation.
I wonder if Trout is even award of what the farm bill is.
[h/t Eye on Baseball for bringing this to our attention]