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Kids run the bases after today’s game at Angel Stadium.
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It takes committment and heart to be an Angel on the field. The same goes to be an Angel off the field.
Throughout the season, our players take time out of their demanding schedules and devote it to the individuals that need it most in our community. Mike Trout, Garrett Richards, Hector Santiago and Kole Calhoun visited CHOC Children’s Hospital of Orange County yesterday as part of the club’s ongoing hospital visits program. The players and their wives/girlfriends visited the kids and their families, signed autographs and distributed the Kid’s Club Kits donated by Angels fans.
Santiago has become a frequent visitor at CHOC by participating in the program at least 10 times!
“It’s an awesome feeling because they kind of forget where they’re at and forget what they have to go through for the rest of the day… Seeing the smiles and having a good time is great. Then you have the other side of it when you walk by some of the rooms, especially with all the newborns. It kind of hurts to see that.”
All it took was one hospital visit to inspire the Angels’ left-hander to make a difference. This influence led to the creation of his accomplished Little League Program, Santiago’s Soldiers.
“Hospital visits are number one on my list,” Santiago said referring to his favorite community program that he partakes in as an Angel. “That’s actually why Santiago Soldiers started. I made a visit in Chicago a couple of years ago and wanted to be able to bring the kids out to the ballpark who said that they haven’t been able to go in a while. All the visits to the hospital I did made Santiago Soldiers possible or rather built Santiago Soldiers. Then we started to also involve inner city kids or any group that is available to come or that we can help bring to the field.”
During each and every bedside visit and play room appearance, the players turned frowns into smiles and silence into laughter. Trout had the pleasure of meeting a very special patient named Jack, one of his biggest fans. Jack, overwhelmed with happiness and plagued with the largest smile you have ever seen, continued to repeat “you made my day, I love you!” It was a joy and an honor to see the great impact that our MVP has on his fans.
Looking back on his experience at CHOC yesterday, Santiago noted that one of his uncles had impacted him in a similar sort of way during his childhood.
“I remember it mostly when my parents went on a vacation and I stayed at his house for a week. Seeing everything he did, he was always trying to make someone happy. He always told jokes and tried to make people smile. Any time he was around family he always brightened up their day. He also went through rough parts too with addiction, but no matter what he always made people happy.”
It’s moments like these that make our jobs here at Angels Baseball worth it.
Yesterday, Mike Trout and BODYARMOR met up for a meet and greet and Q&A session at Angel Stadium.
“It’s great to encourage kids to be hydrated, stay healthy and of course drink BODYARMOR,” said Trout.
The 2015 All-Star Game MVP discussed his daily routines, the importance of personal health and his passion for baseball. After motivating the crowd to eat their daily dose of vegetables, Trout explained one of the major effects on his diet.
“…If I get a couple hits, I’m looking for the same food the next day.”