When Mike Trout grows up, he wants to be a weatherman

Baseball What do Mike Trout and Weather Channel meteorologist Jim Cantore have in common? A love for thundersnow, apparently.A star outfielder for the Angels by day, Trout revealed to Yahoo! Sports that he fancies himself an aspiring weatherman and spends much of his time away from the baseball field geeking out over cumulonimbus clouds and the occasional El Nino. Trout said that his dream post-baseball job is to be like Cantore, who spends his days chasing some of the nation’s most bizarre storms. MORE: Mike Trout’s

career, in photos”I’d love to try it,” he told Yahoo!. In fact, Cantore is the one who outed Trout’s passion for meteorology. He told Yahoo! that one day, Trout slid into Cantore’s DMs on Twitter and started asking about the weather. Cantore was caught off guard, but he has embraced Trout as his protege after learning of his backstory.Trout said he was fascinated by snowstorms while growing up, and his Twitter account is flush with excited posts about the white fluffy stuff. Related News Take a look at the career of Mike Trout, baseball's best player Supposed to get costing to an inch then rain … Instead 7 inches and counting!! #BonusSnow pic.twitter.com/UlYN4vxr2h— Mike Trout (@MikeTrout) February 21, [email protected] coming down steady almost 2 inches fluffy snow pic.twitter.com/DaoPTRY3z1— Mike Trout (@MikeTrout) January 29, [email protected] in about 20 mins !! pic.twitter.com/KR07fa1DeH— Mike Trout (@MikeTrout) January 29, [email protected] additional 5-8 ? pic.twitter.com/AHoHesuBtZ— Mike Trout (@MikeTrout) January 29, 2014Trout revealed he could get his first big break as a weatherman this offseason. The Weather Channel, he said, wants to use him as a correspondent should a big storm roll by his home in South Jersey.“We’re planning on me doing a story when there’s a big storm in Jersey,” he told Yahoo!. “I’m going to be on The Weather Channel. Hopefully, we get a big snowstorm.”