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Mike Trout celebrated his 26th birthday on Monday, and before the Angels took the field against the Orioles, some of Trout’s teammates decided to give him something of a celebration.
Armed with eggs, coffee creamer, slushes, and other odds and ends from around the locker room, Trout’s teammates showered him in a gross ceremonial display of friendliness that left baseball fans around the country asking, “Why?”
Trout seemed to enjoy the antics though, and posted a video of the birthday festivities to his Twitter feed, which you can watch below.
— Mike Trout (@MikeTrout) August 7, 2017
Mike Trout had himself quite a birthday on the field as well.
He recorded his 1,000th career hit in the fourth inning, the second-youngest active player to reach the mark behind only Miguel Cabrera. Just two innings later, Trout got his 1,001st career hit when he sent one out of the park, making it the fourth time he has homered on his birthday.
While the Angels came up short against the Orioles, losing 6-2, Trout still has much to celebrate. Since returning from injury after the All-Star break, he’s hit for a .363/.469/.663 split with seven homers and 16 RBIs.