MLB Player Mike Trout and His Twitter Responses

MLB Player Mike Trout and His Twitter Responses

Adam Sandler movies are funny, but are they as funny as Mike Trout’s twitter responses?

Ryan Wargel, 47, spent his Sunday morning scrolling through Twitter videos of baseball players swinging. He coaches the Evansville (Indiana) Devils, a 17U travel team, and a tweet came across his timeline from Matt Lisle, a former Chicago White Sox hitting coach with more than 700,000 followers.

Lisle often offers advice on hitting and posted a tongue-in-cheek video with the caption: “My friends’ son needs help. Any tips/suggestions?”

The video was actually of three-time American League Most Valuable Player Mike Trout. Except Wargel didn’t notice and was critical of the player’s uppercut.

“Pitching machine swing,” Wargel posted. “Works great when you’re 8, not so much against velocity. Work with him on keeping his hands inside the line and keeping shoulders level. Balance is key.”

The next reply: “You realize that’s Mike Trout, right”

Wargel admitted: “Did not….” He added a facepalm GIF.

Trout then entered the conversation with three thinking emojis.

As the Internet tends to work, people dunked on Wargel, who has been coaching baseball for 28 years. He didn’t delete his tweet, though. He told the Courier & Press he’s proud to own his mistake.

“I started getting killed by a lot of people, but I’m nothing if not capable of making fun of myself,” Wargel said. “Instead of trying to delete it and pretend it didn’t happen, I tell my guys all the time, ‘If you make a mistake, you own up to it.’ It makes you a better person and a better teammate. Own up to your mistakes. I damn sure wasn’t going to act like mine didn’t happen.”

Wargel added that, as of Monday afternoon, more than 10,000 people had visited his profile and his tweets were seen by nearly 200,000 others. He also used the opportunity to bring attention to his team.

“There’s not such a thing of bad press,” he said. “It’s kind of come full-circle now, too.”