Los Angeles Angels star Mike Trout usually finds himself in the middle of a media scrum because of something he did on the baseball field. On Wednesday, however, he found himself surrounded by reporters because of his fantasy football league.

Trout was outed at the commissioner of the fantasy football league at the center of the Tommy PhamJoc Pederson drama on Tuesday. Pham said the drama that included his slap of Joc Pederson started because Trout failed to handle his responsibilities as commissioner.

“Trout did a terrible job, man,” Pham said, laughing, per Bobby Nightengale of The Cincinnati Enquirer. “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.”

Trout responded on Wednesday, playfully answering questions about the drama, though with his patented reticence to dig into it too much.

“I talked to Tommy. I talked to Joc. Everybody that’s a part of it,” said Trout. “We’re all passionate about fantasy football.”

When asked if he planned to resign as commissioner of the league, he declined.

“Every commissioner I know always gets booed,” said Trout.

The drama surrounding the original slap continues to get more and more absurd as now we’re digging into the details of a fantasy football league for pro baseball players. Some people are enjoying the stupidity of the news cycle while others bemoan it for being a waste of time. Regardless, the involvement of Trout and his comments on Wednesday has a lot of people around baseball talking.

Let’s see what wonders await us tomorrow on this story…

[Joon Lee]

About Sean Keeley

Along with writing for Awful Announcing and The Comeback, Sean is the Editorial Strategy Director for Comeback Media. Previously, he created the Syracuse blog Troy Nunes Is An Absolute Magician and wrote 'How To Grow An Orange: The Right Way to Brainwash Your Child Into Rooting for Syracuse.' He has also written non-Syracuse-related things for SB Nation, Curbed, and other outlets. He currently lives in Seattle where he is complaining about bagels. Send tips/comments/complaints to sean@thecomeback.com.