Mike Trout probably did not think he would be answering questions about his fantasy football league before playing the New York Yankees on Wednesday, but the Los Angeles Angels star found himself in the crosshairs of this season’s most unusual drama after Tommy Pham dubbed him “the worst commissioner in fantasy sports.”
But when the three-time AL MVP was asked about the latest from Pham and if Joc Pederson violated the rules of the fantasy football league, Trout declined to comment, according to Andy McCullough of The Athletic.
However, Trout said he was unsure if he would resign as the league’s commissioner and added, “every commissioner I know gets booed.”
Trout’s involvement in the drama, which began Friday night when Pham slapped Pederson before the Reds-Giants game, is just the latest bizarre turn the story has taken.
Pederson has acknowledged using the IR slot to pick up player and sending a GIF that was making fun of the Padres — the team Pham was playing for at the time.
Pham says that the league established their own IR rules and that Pederson sent multiple texts mocking the Padres. He accused Trout on Tuesday night of doing “a terrible job” as commissioner and for allowing Pederson to seemingly do what he wanted.
Who knows what the next turn in this story will be, but it has gripped the entire baseball and fantasy football-playing world.