Angels to honor AL MVP Mike Trout with life-size bobblehead statue

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Wednesday, July 22, 2015

While many major league players are honored with bobblehead giveaway promotions at their home ballparks over the course of the season, there is only one most valuable player award handed out to each league's best player.

Fittingly, the Los Angeles Angels have found a fun way to celebrate the feats of reigning American League MVP Mike Trout: unveiling a life-size bobblehead statue of their young superstar. The team announced Tuesday that it will erect the monument outside Angel Stadium in the Music Garden/Trout Farm area and commemorate the fun new addition with a ceremony before Friday night's game against the Texas Rangers.

Trout will be in attendance for the 8 p.m. ET presentation.

"I can't wait to see it," he said Tuesday. "I think it's pretty cool."

The bobblehead likeness of the 6-foot-2, 230-pound Trout will match his height, but the weight of the statue appears to be something of a mystery.

"It's thick," Angels communications director Eric Kay said on Tuesday, drawing laughs from the gathering of reporters in the Angels' clubhouse.

The muscular Trout, whose physique befits an NFL linebacker, missed a gamefor the first time this seasonTuesday and is listed as day to day with a sore heel.