Very proud to be one of 392 MLB.com staffers who took the #ALSIceBucketChallenge today at work and raised $39,200 to fight ALS, but more importantly I would like to thank Pete Frates for his courageous fight and all he has done to make sure people know about the same disease that took the life of Lou Gehrig about three-quarters of a century before.

Pete, you’re the man, and this is because of you.

Before & After

Before and After #ALSIceBucketChallenge at MLB.com

Above is the video of our participation today, coming one day after Commissioner-Elect Rob Manfred, Joe Torre and 165 MLB central-office staffers took the challenge in Midtown Manhattan (see my story here).

Our MLB Advanced Media crew (BAMMERS) are based at Chelsea Market. Our MLB Network and MLB Productions crew did the same in Secaucus. We did our Ice Bucket Challenge in ballpark-wave style. You can find plenty of pictures here.

It has been great to see so many #ALSIceBucketChallenge posts around the MLB.com/blogs community this past week or so, such as the Tribe’s or the Mets broadcasters or the Tigers. You don’t have to look far. It seems like all of us are doing it, typically on our Facebook posts. We’ve tried to aggregate and share some of our favorite ones on the MLB.com/blogs homepage, and I hope you will please leave a Permalink URL here with your own #ALSIceBucketChallenge posts.

Personally, I challenged a whole host of family after this morning’s cold bath on an NYC sidewalk, and that includes my English Bulldog King Bingley. Don’t worry, it won’t be cruelty to animals; he is all over it. Hey, this is what you look like after a decade of running MLB.com/blogs, what can I say:

And then after breaking dress code with “drenchable attire” in the morning, we changed back to our usual customary dress code of jeans and T-shirts, because that’s how we roll when making sites and posting stuff and so forth. Thanks, Pete!


Love the teamwork and unity of the MLB staffs. Awesome that you all took your plunges and hopefully one of our dollars will find a cure for such a devastating illness that once took 1 of baseball’s pinstriped warriors.

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