My favorite quote from this USA TODAY piece on two of my favorite players :
“When you face those guys back-to-back, you should get paid double,” Houston Astros reliever Pat Neshek said. “They’re the greatest 1-2 punch in the game. You look at Trout, and it feels like you’re facing a young Mickey Mantle. And then you face Pujols, and it feels like you’re facing an older Mickey Mantle.”
Here’s hoping that Pujols can finally stay healthy long enough for him and Trout to match and exceed the production put forth by Mantle and Maris in their peak years. Like my son has said “what a wonderful time to be a baseball fan”, watching these two in action together on the same team. Two great players at two different stages of their careers, one a can’t miss Hall of Famer and the other a very probable one. Pure baseball joy.