After stepping up to Ice Bucket Challenge, time for Joe Torre, new MLB commissioner Rob Manfred to do the same

August 18, 2014 10:54 PM

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After stepping up to Ice Bucket Challenge, time for Joe Torre, new MLB commissioner Rob Manfred to do the same

I finally got around to taking the Ice Bucket Challenge, in honor of all those who have ever suffered from this disease - especially former Boston College baseball star Pete Frates and Dick Kelley, the beloved ex-sports information director at BC who was lost to ALS at the age of 48. I took the challenge and wrote a check and if you can write one, please do.

This was a year after Pete Frates, once a baseball star at my school, Boston College, had been diagnosed with amyotrophic lateral sclerosis, known to the world as Lou Gehrig's Disease. He was 27 years old when he received the diagnosis, and was receiving the Eddie Pellagrini Award at BC, named after...

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