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Wednesday, Jul 11 2012 09:33 AM

Angels star Trout doesn't think much of Bakersfield

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BY LOUIS AMESTOY Californian staff writer lamestoy@bakersfield.com

While Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim star Mike Trout is reeling off some Mickey Mantle-esque numbers, he doesn't think much of Bakersfield.

However, he does think highly of now former Bakersfield Blaze shortstop Billy Hamilton. During the All Star Game, which was played on July 10 at Kansas City, the 20-year-old Trout was asked about what he thought of Hamilton's proclivity to stealing bases during a pre-game press conference, which included rising 19-year-old star Bryce Harper of the Washington Nationals.

"He's got like 200 stolen bases already. That's pretty incredible," Trout said. "Especially Bakersfield, that place is not that nice. But he's just doing some unbelievable things, crazy stolen base I looked at his average. He's hitting like .372. He must be something special.''

OK in case you missed it here's the crazy part: "Especially Bakersfield, that place is not that nice."

Maybe this explains Bakersfield lean toward the Dodgers.

Here's a link to the full article on MLB.com: Read more here.

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