Wednesday, August 21, 2013


When I found out that we raised $3072.00 over two days from our AngelsWin.com Charity Golf and Softball tournaments (and tailgater raffle) this past weekend for the OC Miracle League, I was reminded that Angels Baseball is much more than wins and losses within the Halosphere. Then Tim Mead showed up to talk to our group of over 100 Angels fans under the Big A and he confirmed that the Angels too are in the business of blessing others, despite being in the midst of a poor season on the field and in the standings. Tim spoke to me about Alex Collins, that Alex an Angels fan, had the opportunity to throw out the first pitch earlier in this season (May 29th). The Angels organization as whole was touched by Collin's story, rehab and the amazing progress he's made physically.

Deputy Collins suffered multiple gunshot wounds to his upper body during the Feb. 12 gun battle after an exhaustive manhunt for Christopher Dorner across Southern California. According to Cindy Bachman, Sheriff's Department spokeswoman, said Collins was shot three times. Collins is father to a newborn son with wife, Lila Collins, and he had been on family leave at the time of the shootout, yet returned to duty during the search to help his fellow officers.

The Angels may have swung and missed with the results on the field this past season, but they continue to demonstrate acts of kindness and should be recognized.

Below is a note that Tim Mead had sent internally to those who work hard behind the scenes, but also go out of their way to recognize men and women of bravery, those in need or individuals who have made a difference.  What an honor it is to be a fan of such a great organization.

Good afternoon to all. Though wins and losses often times define us as an organization to some, realize that is NOT the case in the eyes of most. One tremendous example of that is Alex Collins, the young police officer we had throw out a ceremonial first pitch earlier this season. PLEASE take the time to view the embedded YouTube video below in order to see the impact Angels Baseball can have off the field. - Tim Mead

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