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

Sep 5, 2013, 9:33 AM EDT

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.

source:  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]

  1. Hiccup - Sep 7, 2013 at 3:22 PM

    Andy Reid thinks he can beat Chip Kelly in a one on one pick me up half court hoop match-up. Chip said,”you sure you don’t mean the back nine, Reds?”
    Andy mumbled something to the effect, “Grrr.. Diba litda grmphh argh a uh ah duh.”

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