Archive for January, 2011

John Belushi’s take on our quest

Sunday, January 30th, 2011 by Al Lewis (alewis)

“We didn’t quit when the Germans bombed Pearl Harbor.”
Yes, I know it’s been a little while and nothing new to report on the ALS jersey front.  We’ve achieved the 80/20 rule of getting where we want to go, but as my old boss used to say, “You get 80% of the way with 20% of [...]

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Gehrig Jersey Trail Leading to Major League Baseball — Yankees and Red Sox Now on Board

Thursday, January 20th, 2011 by Al Lewis (alewis)

Our email letter-writing to the Yankees has paid off.   They are now supportive (not particularly enthusiastic, considering they are the main beneficiaries) of our efforts to dedicate profits from a Lou Gehrig jersey for ALS research.   By contrast, we didn’t have to bombard the Red Sox with emails.   The right person at the Red Sox [...]

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“Luckiest Man” Book Review. (More Jersey Updates Forthcoming Next Week.)

Saturday, January 15th, 2011 by Al Lewis (alewis)

One of our WhytheHeck Facebook friends suggested Luckiest Man, the most recent biography of Lou Gehrig.  I just finished it (in one sitting — couldn’t put it down) and am writing to recommend it.   While much of Gehrig’s career and early life had already been chronicled (curiously, no one has chronicled his speech, of which [...]

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Former Mass. Governor Cellucci Diagnosed Today with ALS, So How About a Jersey Design Honoring Both Gehrig and Schilling Together?

Thursday, January 6th, 2011 by Al Lewis (alewis)

How many more people have to succumb before ALS is recognized for what it is?   It’s the most prevalent fatal disease in the country.  Someone posted on the Facebook page a photo of Curt Schilling’s ankle, a photo taken during the so-called “Bloody Sock” game.    Knowing that cameras were going to be focused on [...]

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Yankees Have Acknowledged Our Efforts — a First Step

Thursday, January 6th, 2011 by Al Lewis (alewis)

I got a message back from Jason Zillo, who was quite polite and respectful.  (And, I am sure to the dismay of many Sox fans out there, Jason does not seem the slightest bit Evil –  on the official Scale of Evil, I’d place him closer to Dudley Do-Right or Maxwell Smart than Snidely Whiplash [...]

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ALS Gehrig Jersey Progress Notes and Tonight’s (1/3) WBZ-1030 Call-in

Monday, January 3rd, 2011 by Al Lewis (alewis)

The good news is that we appear to have been the most visited ALS website and facebook page last month.    The bad news is that we did not make progress in our goal of creating this new sustainable, visible, source of funding and awareness.    This is probably mostly because the Yankees and all the rest of [...]

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