Los Angeles Angles star Mike Trout isn’t the biggest Philadelphia Eagles fan in baseball, according to New York Yankees reliever Tommy Kahnle.
If you’re a football fan, then you probably know that Los Angeles Angels star Mike Trout is a huge Philadelphia Eagles fan. However New York Yankees reliever Tommy Kahnle believes that he’s a bigger Eagles fan than Trout.
“That’s what everybody says, but I don’t think so,” Kahnle told Randy Miller of NJ.com on Thursday after spring training practice. “Trout doesn’t wear that much Eagles stuff to games.”
Trout is a Eagles season-ticket holder and usually goes to the team’s home games after baseball season has concluded. He has Eagles jerseys and a helmet in his locker at Angel Stadium.
Kahnle, who is from Latham, NY, has been an Eagles fan since he was very young. He has gone to about 10 games in Philadelphia over the years but didn’t go to any this past season.
Kahnle left the ballpark on Thursday in Eagles garb. On Friday, he appeared on “Hot Stove” decked out in Eagles gear. He even has five Eagles jerseys in his locker at Steinbrenner Field.
The Yankees reliever watched the Eagles play in Super Bowl 52 on television instead of attending the game in person.
“I wanted to go to Minneapolis, but I was too busy,” he said. “I had too much going on trying to move into a new house. I watched with one of my buddies at his house. Just me and him. He’s an Eagles fan.”
Of course the Eagles beat the New England Patriots in Super Bowl 52 by a final score of 41-33. Kahnle called it the “best day of his life.”
There are high expectations for the Yankees this year as they came close to making the World Series last year. So what if the Yankees win the World Series this year Tommy?
“Then the Eagles winning will be the second-best day of my life,” he said.
Sorry Trout, but Kahnle is a bigger Eagles fan than you are. No doubt about it.