It will never end. The story of ‘The Slap‘ will never end, and I’m just so grateful. The trick is that each new reveal has to be wilder and crazier than the last.
Today’s episode somehow finds a way to fold the greatest living baseball player into the fantasy football fight that led Tommy Pham to slap Joc Pederson last week.
Pham’s altercation with Pederson became a national story in NFL media because of the fantasy football implications. Pham dropped out of the league following the injured reserve argument with Pederson.
Enforcing the rules is usually the job of the league’s commissioner. That was Los Angeles Angels star Mike Trout in the league with Pham and Pederson.
“Trout did a terrible job, man,” Pham said, laughing. “Trout is the worst commissioner in fantasy sports because he allowed a lot of (stuff) to go on, and he could’ve solved it all. I don’t want to be the (bleeping) commissioner; I’ve got other (stuff) to do. (Trout) didn’t want to do it. We put it on him, so it’s kind of our fault too because we made him commissioner.”
Commissioner Mike Trout, a terrible commissioner? Worse than the actual commissioners of pro sports?
What will Trout say when he is inevitably – and wonderfully! – asked about his efforts to squash illicit use of the IR, and the sending of artless and crude GIF jokes in the league’s text thread? Did he approve of it? Was he shirking his duties? Was he afraid of league backlash if he took too heavy of a hand? THE PEOPLE WANT TO KNOW!!!