Crouching teammates, hidden camera left Angels’ Mark Trumbo to face ‘tons of backlash’ on Twitter.

Mark Trumbo home run celebration

Mark Trumbo was on top of the world Sunday night. At least it felt like it, leaping onto home plate (“four inches” off the ground, he joked) to make his game-winning home run against the Detroit Tigers official. posted the above photo on its Twitter account and Trumbo got an unexpected reaction from the Twitterverse.

“Tons of backlash,” he said.

For one thing, he said he wasn’t jumping as high as the camera angle and crouching teammates makes it seem  “That image was completely skewed,” he said.

For another, he remembers May 29, 2010. Trumbo’s major-league debut was more than three months away, but he knows all about how Kendrys Morales broke his leg celebrating his walk-off home run in a crowd of teammates that day. No reminder needed. “That’s all fine and good,” he said. “I remember.”

Trumbo was uninjured in his celebration.

That’s a key point for the following Twitterers to remember:

Besides, how else was Trumbo supposed to do it?

“Running straight into” home plate, he said, “it’s kind of lame.”

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J.P. Hoornstra covers the Dodgers, Angels and Major League Baseball for the Orange County Register, Los Angeles Daily News, Long Beach Press-Telegram, Torrance Daily Breeze, San Gabriel Valley Tribune, Pasadena Star-News, San Bernardino Sun, Inland Valley Daily Bulletin, Whittier Daily News and Redlands Daily Facts. Before taking the beat in 2012, J.P. covered the NHL for four years. UCLA gave him a degree once upon a time; when he graduated on schedule, he missed getting Arnold Schwarzenegger's autograph on his diploma by five months.