Angels' Trout not a fan of bat flipping


Do not expect to see Los Angeles Angels outfielder Mike Trout flipping bats anytime soon.

After MLB Hall of Famer Goose Gossage hit out at Toronto Blue Jays star Jose Bautista for his iconic celebration, made famous following last season's American League Division Series, Trout had his say.

Trout is not a fan of bat flipping and said the move "shows up the pitcher."

"As a pitcher, I'd be pretty upset," Trout said, via the Los Angeles Times.

Trout seems to lean towards the more old-school code of conduct.

Washington Nationals outfielder Bryce Harper recently said the unwritten behavioural rules made the game of baseball "tired" and that players should be able to express their emotions.

"I just keep it the same," Trout said of maintaining his celebrations.

"I don't try to show anybody up. Whatever somebody else does, that's what they do.

"I go out there and try to respect the game. I go out there and play. My parents always taught me to be humble."