Sgts. Martinez and Schmidt Stand In For Anaheim Angels on City’s Rose Parade Float

Be a Major League Baseball All-Star and ride aboard a float in the Rose Parade?

Sgt. Tim Schmidt, Sgt. Rick Martinez and Anaheim Fire Marshal Jeff Lutz

So begins an Orange County Register story by writer Eric Carpenter about his opportunity to stand-in for former Angels all-stars for judging of the city’s Rose Parade float.

Carpenter wasn’t the only stand-in. Sgt. Rick Martinez, Sgt. Tim Schmidt and Anaheim Fire Marshal Jeff Lutz also helped out, playing the roles of Troy Percival, Bobby Grich, Mark Langston and Chuck Finley during the judging that preceded the New Year’s Day parade. The ballplayers were unable to attend the judging.

“What a fun and unique experience,” Martinez said.

To read Carpenter’s entertaining story, click here

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