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Friday, August 15, 2014

Yasiel Puig accepts the Ice Bucket Challenge for ALS awareness and challenges Carlos Gomez of the Brewers

Uh oh, Brian McCann might block Gomez’ path to the ice water.

Joyful Calculus Instructor Posted: August 15, 2014 at 11:49 PM | 23 comment(s) Login to Bookmark
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   1. The Anthony Kennedy of BBTF (Scott) Posted: August 16, 2014 at 09:01 AM (#4772304)
Two buckets, what a showboater!
   2. Harveys Wallbangers Posted: August 16, 2014 at 09:56 AM (#4772327)
Carlos, Jonathan lucroy and lohse already did the challenge as a group

Though knowing gomez he would probably jump into shark infested waters on a dare
   3. Joey B. is counting the days to Trea Turner Posted: August 16, 2014 at 11:37 AM (#4772363)
I'm already tired of this "Ice Bucket Challenge". The people I know who are obsessed with Facebook won't shut up about it.
   4. JE (Jason) Posted: August 16, 2014 at 01:28 PM (#4772425)
Wait, isn't there a drought in California?
   5. Pat Rapper's Delight Posted: August 16, 2014 at 01:43 PM (#4772428)
I dare AJ Pierzynski to take the fire challenge.

With his face.
   6. smileyy Posted: August 16, 2014 at 01:58 PM (#4772432)
We forget how many diseases have been cured by awareness.
   7. JE (Jason) Posted: August 16, 2014 at 02:26 PM (#4772440)
We forget how many diseases, not to mention wars and mass kidnappings, have been cured or prevented by awareness hashtags.

Much better.
   8. Misirlou is too lofty, and grabs up all the light Posted: August 16, 2014 at 03:30 PM (#4772452)
I have no idea what this is. And the video doesn't 'splain.
   9. morineko Posted: August 17, 2014 at 12:20 AM (#4772673)
It's some sort of charity thing for ALS. The side bonus is plenty of fanservice involving soaking wet athletes.
   10. cardsfanboy Posted: August 17, 2014 at 12:26 AM (#4772675)
It's some sort of charity thing for ALS. The side bonus is plenty of fanservice involving soaking wet athletes.


Along with hot celebrities in t-shirts... This is one of the few times I've ever enjoyed one of these type of things on social media. I don't know why, but I guess it's because of the relative simplicity of it and the shock of the celebs doing it. I just hope everyone doing it, realizes that as part of the challenge they are supposed to donate some money to the ALS charity.
   11. Jose Is The Most Absurd Thing on the Site Posted: August 17, 2014 at 12:42 AM (#4772684)
I just hope everyone doing it, realizes that as part of the challenge they are supposed to donate some money to the ALS charity.


Time magazine says $3 million has been raised so far, Forbes says $4 million. I've seen those figures in a few other places as well. It probably depends a bit on how you count but it certainly seems to be having an effect.
   12. Jose Is The Most Absurd Thing on the Site Posted: August 17, 2014 at 12:45 AM (#4772686)
And here's a pretty good story about the guy who started it, Peter Frates, and how it came to be. He's a 29 year old former Boston College baseball player who is now wheelchair bound due to ALS.
   13. cardsfanboy Posted: August 17, 2014 at 12:48 AM (#4772688)

Time magazine says $3 million has been raised so far, Forbes says $4 million. I've seen those figures in a few other places as well. It probably depends a bit on how you count but it certainly seems to be having an effect.


That is good, and it pretty much refutes the silly posts in 6 and 7. I will have to check the article in post 12 out.
   14. Cloude Atlas (Voxter) Posted: August 17, 2014 at 01:08 AM (#4772693)
Along with hot celebrities in t-shirts...


And Bill Gates, though maybe that proves your point, depending on your predelictions.

Somehow I doubt Gates forgot to give money.

Anyhoozy, I have a close connection to ALS -- my grandmother died of it. Luckily I was too young to understand how unbelievably horrible it was. But I, especially as a person who has a genetic proneness to it, am not going to look this particular gift horse in the mouth.
   15. Win Big Stein's Money Posted: August 17, 2014 at 11:44 AM (#4772788)
Has anyone noticed that some people seem to be cheating with the "ice water" part of the challenge? I'm thinking specifically of NBA commissioner , Adam Silver. He pours the water, doesn't even flinch for a second and goes right on talking. It's pretty damn clear that that was room temp water he was using.
   16. JE (Jason) Posted: August 17, 2014 at 11:50 AM (#4772792)
Has anyone noticed that some people seem to be cheating with the "ice water" part of the challenge? I'm thinking specifically of NBA commissioner , Adam Silver. He pours the water, doesn't even flinch for a second and goes right on talking. It's pretty damn clear that that was room temp water he was using.

He should be forced to sell the league to Donald Sterling.
   17. Joyful Calculus Instructor Posted: August 17, 2014 at 12:26 PM (#4772809)
An ALS thread on a baseball site and no mention of Lou Gehrig?
   18. McCoy Posted: August 17, 2014 at 12:39 PM (#4772816)
Did tough mudder where one of the obstacles is the ice bath plunge and let me tell you as soon as you hit the water your brain does a reset and your body starts shutting down. If you don't get out right away you're never getting out.
   19. you mess with the meat you get the wada Posted: August 17, 2014 at 02:29 PM (#4772886)
its called shock. also pretty much the same thing as jumping into lake michigan in the middle of winter
   20. Robert in Manhattan Beach Posted: August 17, 2014 at 05:08 PM (#4772992)
As a youth, I fell through the ice of an apparently not quite frozen over lake. I don't know about a reset, but my brain seemed to be running only one subroutine. The 'get my ass out of the water before I die' programming was up and running just fine.

   21. boteman asks Where's My Ring? Posted: August 17, 2014 at 09:14 PM (#4773148)
Forgive me if I'm skeptical of how much money goes toward actual research, and not toward raising money claiming to go to research.
   22. Cloude Atlas (Voxter) Posted: August 17, 2014 at 10:18 PM (#4773182)
Yeah, why ever give money to anything. Best to keep it for yourself and spend it on Twinkies.
   23. Tulo's Fishy Mullet (mrams) Posted: August 17, 2014 at 11:04 PM (#4773213)
its called shock. also pretty much the same thing as jumping into lake michigan in the middle of winter


Having done this, I will tell you, it is (to my senses) much more miserable to fall or be in Lake Michigan for that short amount of time in early June (especially this year) when the water surface temp was low 50s, regardless of air temp, then the days of polar bearing, when it might be 0 air temp, or 10, or 20 or 30 and the water temp is 35-50 degrees. Mostly because you are hammered and getting fired up to do it

In most years, Lake Michigan water temps (surface) are warmer on Labor Day and as late as mid October, than on July 4th.

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