Mike Trout Thinks He Can Beat Mike Vick In a 50-Yard Sprint

Mike Trout Thinks He Can Beat Mike Vick In a 50-Yard Sprint
September 5, 2013, 9:33 am
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Mike Trout of the L.A. Angels may be the greatest outfielder in all the land but his claim that he can beat Eagles QB Mike Vick in a sprint leaves me doubting the New Jersey native.

Trout, considered to be one of the fastest players in baseball, was a guest on MLB Network's Intentional Talk over the long weekend and talked about anything the goofy Chris Rose and Kevin Millar wanted to discuss.

One of the questions Trout was asked was whether he could beat Mike Vick in a 50-yard dash.

"Probably, yeah. What is he thirty... I know he's older," Trout said, a bit uncertain. But he then quickly changes his tune to one of total confidence, "I got him for sure."

I'd put a dollar on Vick. He may be an old man in the sports world but if old No. 7 can still smoke Shady McCoy, he has to be able to take a bigger guy like Trouty.

Vick, who in his prime ran a 4.25, recently said he can still run a 4.4 40-yard time. Trout's player profile says this about his speed, "has been clocked in 6.5 seconds in the 60-yard-dash. And he gets from home plate to first base in 3.9 seconds on a routine grounder to shortstop—superb speed from the right side. That means he legs out a lot of infield hits. And he can beat out a bunt in 3.65 to 3.7 seconds."

Apples to Angels, but interesting.

Somebody make it happen on pay-per-view or something.

[h/t CSN's video guy]

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