MLB to announce annual Lou Gehrig Day

ESPN is reporting MLB will announce an annual  Lou Gehrig Day today.   This is cool.

I do wonder why they are choosing June 2, the anniversary of Lou’s death, as opposed to June 19, his birthday…or even July 4.

Major League Baseball will hold a sport-wide Lou Gehrig Day starting this season, honoring the Hall of Fame New York Yankees first baseman whose grace and courage fighting amyotrophic lateral sclerosis inspired a group of those affected by the disease to make June 2 synonymous with him.

The plans, revealed to ESPN and expected to be announced by MLB on Thursday morning, include an annual tribute in which uniformed personnel will wear a jersey patch celebrating Gehrig and a “4-ALS” logo — commemorating his No. 4 — will be displayed around stadiums. The league will use the occasion to raise money and awareness to battle ALS and pay homage to ALS advocacy groups like the LG4Day committee, which turned an off-handed text into a cause that will bring together the sport.  (Via ESPN)

@mediagoon is on his way to Modell’s to be first in line to get a jersey with a 4 patch.