Angels pitcher and Crescenta Valley High School graduate Trevor Bell took a step back from his career Saturday, showing local kids a few things about baseball.
Bell and other pro baseball players taught about 55 local kids the finer points of the game Saturday at Stengel Field during Crescenta Valley High School baseball coach Phil Torres' 15th annual winter camp.
"The idea is to get good baseball guys around the kids and let the kids run around and have a blast," Torres said. If the younger players, ranging from 7 to 14, pick up even one new skill, he said, "that's awesome for me."
Two of the teachers Saturday were students during Torres' first camp, held in 1997 on the concrete playground at Crescenta Valley High: Bell, a pitcher who started several games for the Los Angeles Angels last year and is vying for a spot in their rotation this year; and Bryan Longpre, a pitcher in the Toronto Blue Jays farm system.