ANAHEIM CA - JULY 11: U.S. Futures All-Star Hank Conger #24 of the Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim at bat during the 2010 XM All-Star Futures Game at Angel Stadium of Anaheim on July 11 2010 in Anaheim California. (Photo by Jeff Gross/Getty Images)
Angels prospects Hank Conger and Mike Trout were human highlight reels in the MB Futures Game at Angels Stadium of Anaheim this afternoon. Conger was 1 for 3 with a 3-run HR in the 5th inning to put the then 2-1 contest between the USA stars and the World stars out of reach. Trout was 2 for 4 with a Double and a SB.
The Futures Game is played at the All Star Game's host stadium annually on the Sunday before the big game.
Angels prospect Luis Jimenez was 1 for 2 playing for the World on a day when the world was watching the World Cup. Is MLB marketing geniuses or what?
Conger was named the game's MVP. Clear some shelf space, Hank, we'd all like to believe that this is the first of many chunks of hardware that you earn at the Angel Stadium plate.