Saturday, August 30, 2014

ALS Ice Bucket Challenge Takes to Anaheim, Phil Cuzzi

Bob Costas and MLB Umpire Phil Cuzzi brought the ALS Ice Bucket Challenge to Anaheim, enlisting crewmates Gerry Davis, Greg Gibson and Will Little following the A's-Angels game broadcast on MLB Network Thursday, August 28. Gibson's interesting night as alluded to produced our Case Play 2014-4: Batter-Runner Obstruction Up the Line.

As Costas mentioned, Cuzzi is active in several ALS endeavors, including the ALS Association and Robert Luongo ALS Fund, which he started in 2003.

Video: ALS Ice Bucket Challenge : Bob Costas and Umpire Phil Cuzzi (YouTube)

Several MLB umpires have already accepted the challenge, including David Rackley, Hunter Wendelstedt, Jerry Meals and Adrian Johnson, in addition to Matt McKendry (Director, Umpire Administration) and Cathy Davis (Specialist, Umpiring Administration).

In a related story, the Gwinnett Officials Association has challenged Tom Hallion, Marvin Hudson, Toby Basner & Paul Nauert (Video: GOA Ice Bucket Challenge MLB Umpire Challenge).


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