Los Angeles Angels superstar Mike Trout paid a visit to Philidelphia on Sunday to watch his Eagles and left with a special piece of memorabilia.
Following a touchdown pass in the third quarter to put the Eagles ahead of the Dallas Cowboys, quarterback Carson Wentz went over to baseball phenom Mike Trout and handed him the special football.
And he gives the ball to @miketrout! #FlyEaglesFly https://t.co/p9o5YlNQk0
— NFL (@NFL) January 1, 2017
After receiving the game-used ball, Trout looked like a kid in a candy shop with a smile that extended across his face and looked around at his guests in awe. The outfielder is a New Jersey native who grew up as an Eagles fan, so this moment was a childhood dream come true.
Philadelphia would go on to win the game by a score of 17-13 and hand the Dallas Cowboys just their third loss of the season. It could have been the magic of the presence of the two-time American League MVP that propelled them to victory, or it just could have been that the Cowboys rested most of their top players.
Either way, it is great to see a star athlete like Mike Trout be able to sit back and simply play the role of a fan once again to relive his childhood.