Raising ALS Awareness and Remembering Lou Gehrig

It’s probably safe to say that you’ve seen the Ice Bucket Challenge making the rounds on social media. The Ice Bucket Challenge was meant to raise awareness and funds for the Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis (ALS) Association. So far, the Ice Bucket Challenge has raised over $100 million, a 3,500% increase over last year. Simply incredible.

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Major League Baseball’s Next Commissioner

 

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In our last post we discussed the legacy that Bud Selig will be leaving behind. Selig was intitially supposed to retire in 2006 but the owners talked him out of it. He tried to retire in 2009 again but alas, he was talked out of it. Now it’s the real deal. Selig’s contract is up on January 24th, 2015 and the search committee is working hard to find the next replacement.

So far, it’s been narrowed down to three.

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An Explanation of All-Star Team Voting

The All-Star Game or “Midsummer Classic” as it’s sometimes known, has been a staple in the MLB since 1933. The National League holds only 4 more wins the American League (43 to 39 with 2 ties). The rules have changed a bit since 1933, especially the way players are selected. Fans were given the right to vote on 8 starting players in 1947 but 10 years later the Cincinnati Reds stuffed the ballot box and fan voting rights were subsequently stripped away.

Voting rights were given back to the fans in 1970 and since 2002 the final roster selection has been made by the public through the All-Star Final Vote. The players for each league’s team is selected by the following process.

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