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Top LA Baseball Notables To Take ALS Ice Bucket Challenge

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The ALS Ice Bucket Challenge has swept social media, and appears to be the biggest online “thing” since Tebowing (remember?). Essentially, it works by someone dumping ice-water over their heads, evidently excusing them to donating to Amyotrophic lateral sclerosis research, although some people dump water and donate anyway. The drenched individual then nominates his or her friends to take the challenge within 24 hours, and so on. While it has caused a touch of controversy in drought-ridden California, countless celebrities, politicians and athletes have taken part in the challenge. Personalities to dump ice-water on their heads, or have ice-water dumped on their heads, include Apollo 11 astronaut Buzz Aldrin, former president George W. Bush, billionaire Bill Gates, singer Josh Groban, actor William Shatner, and many more.

We take a look at some LA baseball notables to take the ALS Ice Bucket Challenge.

Hyun-Jin Ryu, Los Angeles Dodgers pitcher

Challengers: Evidently, all of South Korea

Nominations: Ha-Neul Kim – pro golfer, Tae-Kyun Kim – Hanwha Eagles, Jung-Keun Bong – LG Twins

 

Yasiel Puig, Los Angeles Dodgers outfielder (twice)

Challengers: George Lopez – comedian

Nominations: Carlos Gomez – Milwaukee Brewers outfielder

 

Joe Torre, Former Dodgers skipper

Challengers: Ali Torre – wife, Mike Lupica – columnist

Nominations: Tony La Russa – former manager, Bobby Cox – former manager, Tom Glavine – former player, Greg Maddux – former player, Frank Thomas – former player

 

Orel Hershiser, former Dodgers pitcher

Challenger: Ned Colletti – Dodgers General Manager

Nominations: Unknown

 

Mike Scioscia, Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim skipper

Challenger: Bud Black – San Diego Padres skipper

Nominations: Alfredo Griffin – Angels 1B coach, Dino Ebel – Angels Bench Coach, Steve Soliz – Angels Bullpen Coach


Stan Kasten, Dodgers President and CEO

Challengers: San Francisco Giants

Nominations: Luc Robitaille – Los Angeles Kings, Mitch Kupchak – Los Angeles Lakers General Manager, Steve Ballmer – owner of Los Angeles Clippers

 

Don Mattingly, Dodgers skipper

Challengers: Ned Colletti (again)

Nominations: John Pratt – Dodgers video coordinator, David Vassegh – Co-host of DodgerTalk (Mattingly did not know this), Steve Alford – UCLA Basketball Head Coach

 

Mike Trout, Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim outfielder

Challengers: Kip Moore – country music singer, Joe Bollendorf – Washington Township Principal

Nominations: Torii Hunter – Detroit Tigers outfielder, Jered Weaver – Angels pitcher, Garrett Richards – Angels Pitcher (though this is now unlikely)

 

Ned Colletti (Justice!), Dodgers General Manager

Challengers: Darryl Sutter – Los Angeles Kings Head Coach

Nominations: Don Mattingly, Petros Papadakis and Matt Smith – ‘Petros and Money’ radio show, Orel Hershiser

 

 

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