It’s a game that is being talked about in low voices in all schoolyards across the country. âDon’t look down,â they say, their eyes pointed skyward. âWhatever you do, don’t look down.
I’m referring, of course, to the circle game: the game where a friend makes a circle with their thumb and forefinger below their waist. If you watch, they can hit you. It’s simple, it’s easy and it never stops. There was even a whole episode “Malcolm in the Middle” about that.
Mike Trout decided to get by during the 8-1 victory of the Angels against the Rangers on Wednesday night. After rookie Jose Fernandez hit a two-run homer, Trout was atop the dugout to greet the runners. Except instead of giving a high-five to
I have them! pic.twitter.com/6PFg0lqW9B
– Cut4 (@ Cut4) September 14, 2018
Turns out Trout is too kind of a guy to get his well-earned punches. Which is just a good thought – not just because it’s nasty to hit your friends, but the trout are, like, really strong and the Angels need Simmons to stay healthy on the pitch.
Players in this article:
- Andrelton Simmons
- Mike Trout