Baltimore Orioles outfielder Adam Jones had a good seat for him to see up close and personal how incredible Mike Trout’s performance was Tuesday night during the Major League Baseball All-Star game.
Trout did something no other player has ever accomplished since Bo Jackson in 1989. The center fielder for the Los Angeles Angels hit a lead-off home-run to give the American league a 1-0 lead over the National League in the first inning.
Now, that’s one, great way to start an All-Star game!
He accounted for two homers in the game and was hailed MVP for his outstanding performance.
Trout didn’t only get a trophy from the other night’s game. He also earned a nickname from Jones and got his physique compared with the greatest part-time baseball player in history.
— theScore MLB (@theScoreMLB) July 15, 2015
“That’s a special talent. He’s just special. I call him the “white Bo Jackson”. I’ve called him white Bo Jackson since he came on the scene. Look at his body. Look at him. It feels like a linebacker.”
— Sporting News (@sportingnews) July 15, 2015
Jackson was named MVP of the historical All-Star game in 1989. He was also a running back and is considered one the best college football players ever.
Jackson and Jones’ names became popular in social media when people started to take notice of the Jones’ opinion of Trout.
And they were not really that positive.
Several tweets were against Jones’ take on Trout’s performance that Tuesday night.
One upset baseball fan with username @ashxrussell tweeted, “You don’t call somebody the white Bo Jackson. That’s not what you do. It’s not okay. #CainMVP”
You don’t call somebody the white Bo Jackson. That’s not what you do. It’s not okay. #CainMVP
— #Ashetag (@ashxrussell) July 15, 2015
Another netizen disagreed saying, “mike trout’s great but if you call him the white bo jackson i’ll knock the sippy cup out your hand.”
mike trout’s great but if you call him the white bo jackson i’ll knock the sippy cup out your hand
— Jon Bois (@jon_bois) July 15, 2015
Although both Trout and Jackson are baseball history makers, the question still remains: “can Trout play football?”