A baseball fanfest bringing together minor leaguers and some major leaguers from the Los Angeles area to benefit research for a cure to Crohn's disease was held on Sunday at the Mid Valley baseball complex in Encino.
Put together by former Harvard-Westlake pitchers Max Fried and Lucas Giolito, the event drew a good crowd of fans who received free autographs from participating players, many of whom worked out on the mound and at the plate.
Jon Garland, a Kennedy High grad who pitched for the Dodgers and Angels, dropped by to offer his support.
Also there was Miami Marlins pitcher Edgar Olmos, a Birmingham grad who lives nearby. He was one of the most enthusiastic...