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Trout finds peace harder to come by at home

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08:13 AM ET 12.26 | Mike Trout returned home to Millville, N.J., for the holidays, only to find it wasn't exactly the same place it was a year ago. Nearly everyone in this South Jersey city of 28,511 people talks about this 21-year-old with some familiarity. ... He's a reluctant celebrity, preferring to come home to his once normal life but now having to hide from the frequent crush of instant superstardom. "I guess that's the price you pay," said his father, Jeff Trout, who grew up in Millville and spent four seasons in the Minnesota Twins' minor leagues as a switch-hitting second baseman before returning home to raise a family and coach baseball and teach history at Millville High. "It's tough for Mikey at home now because everything has changed."

The Orange County Register

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December 26, 2012  09:05 AM ET

One of the main reasons I would not want to win the Power Ball, if you cannot enjoy yourself in a small town where can you go hide.

December 26, 2012  09:30 AM ET
QUOTE(#1):

One of the main reasons I would not want to win the Power Ball, if you cannot enjoy yourself in a small town where can you go hide.

I'd like an opportunity to figure out a way though.

December 26, 2012  09:42 AM ET

Who is Mike Trout?

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December 26, 2012  10:19 AM ET
QUOTE(#2):

I'd like an opportunity to figure out a way though.

Ditto.

December 26, 2012  10:20 AM ET
QUOTE(#3):

Who is Mike Trout?

Tim Salmon's cousin, and distantly related to Kevin Bass.

December 26, 2012  10:50 AM ET
QUOTE(#2):

I'd like an opportunity to figure out a way though.

Yeah, I think I'd muddle my way through that issue...

December 26, 2012  11:22 AM ET

thats part of his fresh fame as a player, but mike trout would need to start to wear a mask unless he should skip meals at his favor restaurant!!!

December 26, 2012  11:26 AM ET

mike trout needs to adjust his batting average, should he repeat his hitting next season in the first season, or should he become a complete hitter in the whole season??this rookie did fail to continue his great hitting from august to to sept,,,

December 26, 2012  11:27 AM ET

conssistent hitting should be top priority by the halos rookie,

December 26, 2012  11:28 AM ET

mike trout remainds me about jim edmonds, this guy its a tough player nevertheless!!!

December 26, 2012  11:37 AM ET

He will get over it, like he did hitting a curve ball!!!!!!

December 26, 2012  12:22 PM ET

the fame do not come cheap, there are things that you most allow to walk away from you in order to be able to survive,,,

December 26, 2012  12:30 PM ET
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Tim Salmon's cousin, and distantly related to Kevin Bass.

There's something fishy going on there.

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December 26, 2012  02:46 PM ET

Don't worry Mike. With Josh Hamilton adding to Pujols in our line up. You will see HOME plate quite often the next 5 years. GO ANGELS!!!

December 26, 2012  03:33 PM ET

I like Trout.

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December 26, 2012  10:09 PM ET

Well pretty soon he will have enough money to get a castle on a hill. I have watched a lot of baseball a long time, and this kid makes me think of Oklahoma...

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