And he loved it.
Had Trout made the same catch in April, he would have run full speed into a very unforgiving, thick chain-link fence and risked a serious injury. At the very least, he would have emerged with cuts and scrapes on his face and forearm.
But in May, the Angels, after consulting the
"It's a big help to know that if you hit it, you're not going to kill yourself," Trout said of the new wall. "It gives. That's the first time I've actually hit it in a game full speed, and it's definitely softer. The old one had no give at all. If you hit it full speed, you'd probably jam your shoulder or get cut up."