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Mike Trout should be captain of AL squad in home run derby
Mike Trout should be captain of AL squad in home run derby

Mike Trout wants to do the right thing. He decorated his boyhood room with posters of Derek Jeter, after all. We asked Trout whether he might ever yield to the veteran temptation to skip the All-Star game in favor of four days off, and you could almost see Jeter nodding at the response. "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." Trout should be granted another special honor. Major League Baseball should appoint him as captain of the American League team for the home run derby. This All-Star game will be the first under Commissioner Rob Manfred,...

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