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Soft hands, MikeIt feels like a lifetime ago, but it was only three weeks ago that Mike Trout went viral with a video of him smacking the life out of a golf ball at a driving range. It surprised no one that a power hitter like Trout could clobber a ball, but would you believe he also spends time on his short game? Trout posted a video on Instagram of himself nailing a trick shot in the stately foyer of his home, chipping a Ping-Pong ball from the upstairs into a cup on the lower level. I don’t care how many takes that took, it’s still awfully impressive. (Knowing Trout’s personality, though, he could have failed 500 times and never considered giving up.)One redeeming part of the past few weeks has been seeing how athletes are passing the time during their unexpected vacations.Here’s Chargers kicker Michael Badgley setting up some goal posts in his house. An L.A. Kings player delivered toilet paper to a teammate via drone while they were stuck in their houses. I promise athletes who play outside Los Angeles are having fun, too. Those are just the three videos I saw this morning. The best of SITom Brady didn’t say much in his first comments since signing with the Bucs, but his conference call was interesting in its own way. … The coronavirus sports hiatus hits aging athletes especially hard. … The consequences of postponing the Olympics. … How NBA stars are using social media to educate about the coronavirus. Around the sports worldThe third Tyson Fury–Deontay Wilder fight, originally slated for this summer, has been pushed back due to the coronavirus. … The aquarium in New Orleans named a baby penguin after Zion Williamson. Why not a pelican? … The Mets can’t get a break even when MLB season is postponed. Noah Syndergaard is having Tommy John surgery. … Trevor Lawrence tried to raise money for coronavirus victims, and of course it turned into an NCAA thing. … After the success of last weekend’s race, Fox is going to air more simulated NASCAR events.Joe Buck’s everyday commentary videos are a delight(Click here for more.)Let’s see Trout do this next timePeople should yell at billionaires more oftenThe Chargers slightly tweaked their logoComedy is not Schefter’s strong suitDoes it count if I bat lefty but golf righty?Us too, RonaldI can’t believe I hadn’t seen this beforeA+ impressionHonestly, good adviceNot sportsA UNC law school professor went viral for placing a single Pinocchio doll at a desk during his recorded lecture. … Wanna know how bad things are in the U.S.? Waffle House just closed more than 300 locations.What did they think was going to happen?Dr. Phil’s home office is also his man caveDid deep enough into Wikipedia and you find some gemsThe best thing I’ve seen in weeks, no exaggerationA good songEmail dan.gartland@si.com with any feedback or follow me on Twitter for approximately one half-decent baseball joke per week. Bookmark this page to see previous editions of Hot Clicks and find the newest edition every day. By popular request I’ve made a Spotify playlist of the music featured here. Visit our Extra Mustard page throughout each day for more offbeat sports stories.


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