Los Angeles Angels superstar Mike Trout is not only known for being perhaps the best baseball player of his generation on the diamond. He is also, off the field, known for being one of the biggest and most famous fans of the Philadelphia Eagles, who have consistently been near the top of the NFL standings for the last seven years.
The 5-1 Eagles faced a huge matchup at home against the dynamic Miami Dolphins in a primetime Sunday Night Football battle. They lost their first game of the season last week, and needed to ensure that they would not lose two in a row.
They also debuted their Kelly green throwback jerseys, a highly anticipated jersey debut that reminds fans of the early heyday of the Eagles franchise. So, of course, none other than Trout — home for the offseason — found himself at Lincoln Financial Field for the big game, via Fox Sports NFL:
— FOX Sports: NFL (@NFLonFOX) October 23, 2023
Trout is often found in South Philadelphia repping the Eagles at this time of year. And especially with the team fighting to stay atop the standings, which they did with an impressive 31-17 win over the Dolphins, Trout had to show his support.
The Eagles got a big win over the Dolphins behind a stifling defensive effort and quality play from Jalen Hurts, Dallas Goedert and A.J. Brown. The win vaults the Eagles to the top of the NFC standings, pending the result of the San Francisco 49ers’ Monday Night Football game against the Minnesota Vikings.
Trout will undoubtedly be seen again at Eagles games this season, especially as the postseason arrives. The Eagles are anticipated to be a Super Bowl contender after falling in the final game to the Kansas City Chiefs last season.
Angels could hire someone above Perry Minasian
The Los Angeles Angels have had the star power with Mike Trout, Shohei Ohtani and Anthony Rendon on their Major League roster in recent seasons. But the lack of wins is what has clouded their success, while also casting a lot of doubt in the ability of the front office.
Ownership bears a chunk of the blame, with Angels owner Arte Moreno seemingly unwilling to put the financial resources in place to build a prospect pool that rivals other clubs. But with a few exits in the front office including assistant general manager Alex Tamin, current general manager Perry Minasian remains in place.
As the franchise is on the verge of beginning a key offseason, Britt Ghiroli of The Athletic discussed in an appearance on Foul Territory, that the Angels might not be done with their front office framework:
“Perry Minasian might have someone put above him in Anaheim.”