Originally posted on Monkey with a Halo  |  Last updated 7/19/12
Stop it, America.  Just stop it. When the baseball loving free world isn't busy trying to figure out which Hall of famer Trout best compares to, they are busy trying to fabricate a nickname for the phenom. The Millville Meteor?  Maybe if it was 1947. The Franchise?  How very original. The Natural?  Original to the nth degree, but also the nickname of the best player of the Angels' top rival.  Way to research. The Flying Fish?  Doesn't exactly roll off the tongue, but so begins the ichthyoid theme, because, you may not realize this, his last name is the name of a fish, you guys! The Star Fish?  Yes, he's a star.  Yes, he has a fish name.  Yes, a starfish is a fish.  No, a starfish is not a trout. The Fish That Saved Anaheim?  Clever, but perhaps too obscure. The Kingfish?  Now you're not even trying. No offense intended to anyone who came up with these suggestions, but as a whole they stink.  And there is one common thread that unites all these ideas: they are contrived.  Not
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