Trout ranked among the leaders in the first release of All-Star voting results Tuesday, on pace to appear in his fourth consecutive All-Star Game. As long as he is selected for the game, he pledged he would not bow out of an appearance in favor of four days off.
"I'll never do that," Trout said. "You play baseball to win a championship, but there are things that come along with that. For me, it's a special honor."
Perhaps the most famous rhyme in All-Star history was uttered by
For some players fortunate enough to appear in multiple All-Star games, the novelty wears off and the four days off are preferred.
"You want to be there," Trout said. "It's a fun four days. It's great to be part of it."
Trout, 23, the most valuable player of last year's game and the defending
Trout would be the first
If Tuesday's results hold, the nine AL starters among position players would be Trout, first baseman