Mike Trout Admits He Has Reservations About Playing During Pandemic With Pregnant Wife at Home

Los Angeles Angels outfielder Mike Trout
Los Angeles Angels outfielder Mike Trout / Masterpress/Getty Images

While most MLB players are all in on the season's restart later in July, the league's best player isn't totally all in on this admittedly unusual setup.

While Los Angeles Angels superstar Mike Trout was originally very vocal about wanting the 2020 season to restart, telling Rob Manfred and the owners to "tell us when and where," he has since become a bit more uneasy about the whole proposition, claiming that he's nervous because his wife is currently expecting.

Trout's doubts come after the playoffs expanded from 10 teams to 16, which could help his Angels finally get into the postseason after years of futility and tire-spinning.

Some might get on Trout for a perceived lack of interest and motivation in the season now that he's starting to show the first sign he's a bit uneasy, but it takes courage for a player of his stature to admit that the league's plan has some flaws. Who can blame him? He's about to become a father for the first time.

Trout's desire to lead the Angels to a championship in this shortened season is clearly weighing heavily on him, but his family can and should come first and foremost.