12/11/12 2:55 PM ET
Angels host holiday bash for area children
By Alden Gonzalez / MLB.com
Angels manager Mike Scioscia, along with outfielder Mark Trumbo, starting pitcher C.J. Wilson, catcher Hank Conger and new reliever Ryan Madson are slated to attend.
More than 200 children from various groups in the Orange County area -- including Eli Home, Olive Crest Kristie's Foundation, Kidworks, Orangewood Children's Home and several local Boys & Girls Clubs -- will get the chance to hear Christmas stories and collect autographs from members of the Angels.
The kids also will receive an Angels hat and shirt, a special gift collected by Angels fans during the club's Halo Holiday Photo toy drive and a visit from Santa Claus. ESPN Zone will provide dinner and game credits, as well.
New Angels pitchers Joe Blanton and Sean Burnett, who agreed to two-year contracts last week, had their physical examination on Tuesday and will be introduced to the media at the ESPN Zone at 11:30 a.m. The news conference will be streamed live on FOX Sports West, but neither of the two events will be open to the public.
Alden Gonzalez is a reporter for MLB.com. Read his blog, Gonzo and "The Show", and follow him on Twitter @Alden_Gonzalez. This story was not subject to the approval of Major League Baseball or its clubs.