LA TIMES: Angels’ Andrew Heaney implements dog therapy program at Children’s Hospital

With the help of funds raised during last year’s Pup Cup Orange County 5K, a sponsor and their own donation, Angels pitcher Andrew Heaney and his wife, Jordan, were able to implement a new therapy dog program at Children’s Hospital Orange County that will bring in three canines.

One of them will be nicknamed “Skiggles,” after late Angels pitcher Tyler Skaggs.

Of Skaggs’ many nicknames, including the more common “Swaggy” that he wore on his Players Weekend jerseys, “Skiggles” might have been the one that rankled him most.

“How do you go from ‘Swaggy’ to ‘Skiggles’?” Heaney said.

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