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#ALSIceBucketChallenge

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!

MLB.com Pro Blogs of the Day

These are some of the latest PRO posts within the Major League Baseball family. If you have a post of your own you want to feature, make sure to leave a link in the comments below.

  • Todd Zolecki discusses Dave Montgomery’s comments on Ruben Amaro Jr.’s job security.
  • TribeVibe posted photos and video of the Indians’ Ice Bucket Challenge to fight ALS.
  • The SNY broadcasters took the Ice Bucket Challenge and Anthony DiComo has the video.
  • Jack O’Connell explains at The Cutoff Man how a scoring decision changed historic hits.
  • Rays Radio documents Ben Zobrist’s Wednesday visit to All-Children’s Hospital in St. Pete.
  • Dodger Insider explores Carl Crawford’s dramatic hot-and-cold streakiness this season.
  • John & Cait share stories and images from Derek’s Day at Miller Park on Wednesday.
  • Curly W Live previews a feature on Anthony Rendon from the latest Nationals Magazine.
  • The Mariners hosted a PLAY event and From the Corner of Edgar & Dave has the details.

MLB.com Pro Blogs of the Day

These are some of the latest PRO posts within the Major League Baseball family. If you have a post of your own you want to feature, make sure to leave a link in the comments below.

  • Alden Gonzalez discusses Mike Scioscia’s decision to sit Josh Hamilton a second night.
  • Ian Browne writes about the Red Sox sending Jackie Bradley Jr. back to Triple-A Pawtucket.
  • Dodger Insider examines the difficulty of the remaining schedule and whether it matters.
  • Comerica Park, 48201 has video of several Tigers taking the Ice Bucket Challenge.
  • Twinsiders announced an Instagram photo contest for fans to win an autographed ball.
  • Greg Johns reports the Mariners are shuffling the rotation to pitch Hisashi Iwakuma in Boston.
  • Vine Line Blog has an article from the August issue on Anthony Rizzo’s improved hitting.
  • TribeVibe was there when Jason Kipnis surprised a local fan with tickets and a visit to BP.
  • John & Cait ask fans to bring school supplies to donate at Miller Park this weekend.
  • Friar Wire sees Yonder Alonso’s career at a crossroads after injuries clouded his future.
  • SF Giants Photos shares a gallery of images from Junior Giants Day at AT&T Park.

MLB.com Pro Blogs of the Day

These are some of the latest PRO posts within the Major League Baseball family. If you have a post of your own you want to feature, make sure to leave a link in the comments below.

  • MLB.com Fantasy 411 breaks down the fantasy impact of the Trade Deadline deals.
  • Former MLB scout Bernie Pleskoff shares his thoughts on the Trade Deadline activity.
  • Bryan Hoch dissects the anatomy of a rare trade between the Yankees and Red Sox.
  • Beat writer Jason Beck explains how the Tigers pulled off a stunning deadline deal.
  • Ian Browne recaps an eventful period before the Trade Deadline for GM Ben Cherington.
  • The Phillies stood pat on Deadline day and Todd Zolecki has quotes from Ruben Amaro.
  • Beat writer Jennifer Langosch wraps up a very lively couple of days for the Cardinals.
  • Dodger Insider previews the August edition of the magazine with cover boy Hyun-Jin Ryu.
  • 1 Citizens Bank Way offers five reasons you need to be at the ballpark for Alumni Weekend.
  • The teen blogger at Baseball with Matt breaks down some recent trades around baseball.

MLB.com Pro Blogs of the Day

These are some of the latest PRO posts within the Major League Baseball family. If you have a post of your own you want to feature, make sure to leave a link in the comments below.

  • At the Trade Deadline blog, Todd Zolecki says not to expect Cole Hamels to go anywhere.
  • Beat writer Joe Frisaro argues that the Marlins should consider bringing back Josh Beckett.
  • Dodger Insider shares video of Vin Scully discussing his return for a 66th season in 2015.
  • Vine Line Blog highlights Cubs catcher John Baker picking up the win as a relief pitcher.
  • Jennifer Langosch breaks down the Cardinals’ deal for starting pitcher Justin Masterson.
  • Better Off Red shows Ultimate Sports Doubleheader posters with the Reds and Bengals.
  • Friar Wire says Tyson Ross is having one of the best months ever by a Padres pitcher.
  • Twintern Adam Van Clay details a humorous email mistake that continues to haunt him.
  • SF Giants Photos posted a gallery of photos from Law Enforcement Night at AT&T Park.

MLB.com Pro Blogs of the Day

These are some of the latest PRO posts within the Major League Baseball family. If you have a post of your own you want to feature, make sure to leave a link in the comments below.

  • The Astros launched their new Mission Control blog with a fitting introductory message.
  • Dodger Insider points out the Dodgers’ pitching is set up beautifully for the SF series.
  • Bryan Hoch writes that Yankees GM Brian Cashman is trying to upgrade the offense.
  • Beat writer Jason Beck asks what’s next for the Tigers before the July 31 Trade Deadline.
  • Todd Zolecki reports Jonathan Papelbon may end up staying in Philly and facing the boos.
  • Mets beat writer Anthony DiComo pays tribute to Jenrry Mejia’s victory dance in GIF format.
  • Our Game features Part 2 of John Thorn’s guide to Major League Baseball record keeping.
  • Photog Brace Hemmelgarn shares his photos from the All-Star Game over at Twins Pics.
  • John & Cait highlight the 2014 National PLAY Campaign’s recent stop at Miller Park.
  • Comic-Con is happening in San Diego and Friar Wire explains how Petco Park is part of it.
  • Twintern Cassie Kautzman recaps an exciting and crazy All-Star Week in Minneapolis.

MLB.com Pro Blogs of the Day

These are some of the latest PRO posts within the Major League Baseball family. If you have a post of your own you want to feature, make sure to leave a link in the comments below.

  • MLB Network’s Jim Kaat looks at the spate of arm injuries that have befallen pitchers.
  • The Giants’ Brandon Belt discusses Madison Bumgarner’s second grand slam of 2014.
  • TribeVibe looks back at the Indians’ first half with highlights and off-the-field stories.
  • Joe Frisaro reports that Jose Fernandez may be a year away from returning to the mound.
  • Former scout Bernie Pleskoff shares his thoughts from the Futures Game in Minneapolis.
  • Phillies Insider Larry Shenk offers up his thoughts on the first half of the Phils’ season.
  • Dodger Insider posted a video of the legendary Vin Scully remembering the moon landing.
  • Cubs Vine Line Blog profiles Rick Reuschel, the team’s standout player from the 1970s.
  • Teen blogger Baseball with Matt posted the third installment of his “All-Small Hall” team.

MLB.com Pro Blogs of the Day

These are some of the latest PRO posts within the Major League Baseball family. If you have a post of your own you want to feature, make sure to leave a link in the comments below.

  • The Cutoff Man Jack O’Connell writes that a weary bullpen has been costly for the Yankees.
  • Inside the White Sox was there when the team signed Number One pick Carlos Rodon.
  • TribeVibe highlights the incredibly productive first half by the Indians’ Michael Brantley.
  • Around the Horn in KC explains why July 11 would make an excellent Bo Jackson Day.
  • Zach Steinhorn unveils MLB.com Fantasy 411’s NL Fantasy All-Star Team for 2014.
  • Friar Wire talks to 105-year old Agnes McKee, who throws out the first pitch on July 20.
  • Better Off Red has entertaining photos of current Reds if they had played a long time ago.
  • As part of its series looking back, Cubs Vine Line Blog profiles Cubs legend Ron Santo.
  • John & Cait try the Miller Park Bloody Mary as part of their continuing food review series.

MLB.com Pro Blogs of the Day

These are some of the latest PRO posts within the Major League Baseball family. If you have a post of your own you want to feature, make sure to leave a link in the comments below.

  • In his Write ‘em Cowboy blog, Trace Ringolsby sees something special brewing in Milwaukee.
  • Former Major League scout Bernie Pleskoff takes stock of the David Price sweepstakes.
  • Friar Wire shares videos clips from Thursday night’s tribute to Tony Gwynn at Petco Park.
  • Baseball Books has Paul Hagen’s review of Willie Randolph’s new book, The Yankee Way.
  • Christy Mathewson is the subject of MLB historian John Thorn‘s latest Picture Portfolio.
  • On Cloud Conine compiled the 13 best things happening at Marlins Park this homestand.
  • Baseball with Matt examines the career of former pitcher Orlando “El Duque” Hernandez.
  • The young Pro Blogger behind Matt’s Bats published his scouting report on the Cubs.

MLB.com Pro Blogs of the Day

These are some of the latest PRO posts within the Major League Baseball family. If you have a post of your own you want to feature, make sure to leave a link in the comments below.

  • MLB.com’s Tracy Ringolsby writes that the Pirates are night owls with a nocturnal offense.
  • Bill Center shares some illuminating Tony Gwynn anecdotes in a piece for Friar Wire.
  • Clubhouse Confidential says games like Sunday’s dramatic extra-inning affair create fans.
  • Jamie Ramsey found some very positive statistical trends for the Reds in Better Off Red.
  • Beat writer Todd Zolecki reports Chase Utley doesn’t plan on going anywhere this summer.
  • MLBPipeline.com’s Jonathan Mayo discusses the White Sox and unsigned Carlos Rodon.
  • Tom Singer argues for keeping Josh Harrison in the lineup with Neil Walker returning.
  • SF Giants Photos posted a photo gallery from the team’s tribute to the late Tony Gwynn.
  • Jack O’Connell points out the Blue Jays are a different club away from Yankee Stadium.
  • Inside the White Sox looks at breakout South Side rookie Jose Abreu by the numbers.
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