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06-2022

Baseball’s Mike Trout’s Days As Fantasy Football Commissioner May Be Numbered

NEW YORK ( Associated Press) — Mike Trout’s future, he admits, is in great doubt.

Not as a baseball great. As the commissioner of a fantasy football league that suddenly attracted a lot of attention.

“Am I going to resign? I haven’t made that decision,” the Los Angeles Angels star said with a laugh Wednesday.

“But every commissioner I know is always harassed,” he said.

The bizarre saga began last Friday when Cincinnati outfielder Tommy Pham slapped San Francisco outfielder Jock Pedersen before a game. Pham later stated that it was over a fantasy football dispute, and he was suspended three games by Major League Baseball.

This week, Pham added another weird twist when he said trout ran his football loop.

“Trout did an awesome job, man,” Pham told The Cincinnati Inquirer. “Trout is the worst commissioner in fantasy sports.”

Trout, a well-known Philadelphia Eagles fan, said he tried to mince the beef.

“I talked to Tommy, I talked to Jock, everyone who was a part of it,” Trout said before the Angels played at Yankee Stadium. “Just passionate about fantasy football.”

Pedersen claimed that Pham pleaded guilty to cheating by making an illegal move with an injured reserve spot, which cost the Reds player significant money.

Trout said he was not going to referee publicly.

“It’s in the past,” said the three-time AL MVP, “it’s definitely a great fantasy football league.”

“It’s one of those things, everybody’s competitive. Everyone loves fantasy football. Who doesn’t?” They said.

Meanwhile, Angels manager Joe Maddon said Trout should not give up on being a commissar.

“Listen, guys, love it. I get it. And I did,” he said. “You get absorbed and you have to do all these transactions during the week, which gets really annoying because you What they are doing is buried in newspapers or – at that time, it was magazines. You had to buy all the magazines. I love fantasy football, but I won’t do it – but I’ll never do it again. ,

“It absorbs you a lot. And the bad thing about fantasy football is that you end up rooting for players on teams other than the team you actually root for, and when you have to. It has to stop. When I started taking my roots against the Cardinals and when particular players on my team were playing, I knew I had to quit,” Maddon said. “And I did, circa 1999, 2000, something like that.”

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