John Belushi’s take on our quest

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 the effort, but the value is in the 20% of the journey that requires 80% of the effort.”

But our Facebook numbers are growing every day as people tell their friends (and you haven’t, please do).  And it was your letters that moved the Yankees.  I think about 50 people wrote to them.  Soon it may be time for 100 people to write to Major League Baseball, so if you were one of the 50, get out those old letters and dust the electrons off them — soon it might be time to send ‘em again, to a different addressee.     It’s not quite time yet to do that.  We are still working through channels.    I’ll be the first to let everyone when we need to, hmmm, how can I say this for a family audience, take appellations and kick buttocks.  And then our (respectful but pointed) letter-writing campaign can start again.

Meanwhile, I would encourage people to read this week’s New Yorker http://www.newyorker.com/reporting/2011/01/31/110131fa_fact_mcgrath which discusses the link between concussions and ALS, an increasing issue in pro football (where ALS incidence is seven times the population as a whole), and points to a link generally between head trauma and ALS.  (Those of you who have read The Luckiest Man could have counted the number of times Lou Gehrig was beaned and otherwise concussed.)

200-310
SY0-401
810-403
810-403.htm
300-320
70-533-practice-test
MB2-707
210-060
210-060
400-201
400-201
9L0-012-vce-dumps
MB5-705
300-206-practice-test
352-001-practice-test
810-403
810-403
300-320
MB2-707
400-201
400-201
9L0-012-vce-dumps
200-310
352-001-practice-test
AX0-100
MB5-705
102-400
70-494.htm
700-501-practice-test
810-403
810-403
300-320
SY0-401
200-310
MB2-704
220-801
70-410
70-410

So tell your friends, get those letters ready, and there should be a new posting from me next weekend.

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8 Responses to “John Belushi’s take on our quest”

  1. paula Says:

    this is like so great-because its like so great to know-its not losing momentum and energy-this HAS to HAPPEN..and way sooner than later-its like no one there-either at Yankees headquearters or MLB headquarters-that anyone will say YES…AND maybe 5000 letters should go….then maybe that way…someone will pay attention….and Janet-for you-forever loved,forever missed..never forgotten-and Al for you-Thanks so much…for all you do….NEVER GIVE UP….THIS QUEST….

  2. paula Says:

    i wonder what would happen if you folks at why the heck headquarters-hand delivered 5000 letters personally-to the NY yankees organization or MLB-as you said they own the rights-PLEASE never give up…..PLEASE keep the momentum going…..

  3. deltahousepledge Says:

    With Bluto Blutarski behind us we can’t lose. Can you tell us who we should address our letters to? I didn’t write one last time becasue I came later to the site but I am happy to write one this time around.

  4. jasons Says:

    when do we go to the media?

  5. Joe Burns Says:

    Great point about the link between concussions and ALS. Is there a way to expand the program to the NFL and the NHL, perhaps? Both are addressing the issue of concussions now.

  6. alewis Says:

    Now that you mention it, I do know someone specifically on the NFL Head Trauma committee. I don’t know why I didn’t already think of that, thanks.

    We’ll keep trying channels, boring as it sounds, before we go to the media and start the letter-writing campaign, but thanks to everyone for their willingness to pursue the latter two.

  7. Roger Pratesi Says:

    I hope that you saw this article in the New York Times regarding a test for ALS.

    Hope for the future.

    http://www.nytimes.com/2011/02/08/health/08als.html?hp

  8. paula Says:

    I saw the article-we are so super lucky to have the best of the very best..too…. Thankyou Al-You will accomplish your quest-and Janet for you-forever loved,forever missed,but never forgotten….

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