It’s all hands on deck at the feety local tabloid today. First sports columnist Steve Buckley decides to get into the Marathon mix.
BC scrapper inspires run for ALS cure
I wish I had video highlights of Pete Frates’ entire baseball career.
If I did, I’d seek out the longest home run he ever hit, the greatest catch, and the hardest, dirtiest takeout slide he ever made at second base, and then I’d somehow combine them into one rock-’em-sock-’em, in-your-face Pete Frates Baseball Moment.
And even then, it would look like a game of backyard ring toss compared with the aggressiveness and determination that Pete is showing in his fight against amyotrophic lateral sclerosis, otherwise known as Lou Gehrig’s disease.
That’s why I’m running this year’s Boston Marathon:
As he has done with so many others, Pete Frates, a Beverly native and former Boston College baseball captain, has inspired me to help him help find a cure for ALS.
A thoroughly admirable enterprise.
Several pages on, all-purpose columnist Jessica Heslam’s jumps feet-first into step dancing
Herald columnist kicks up heels with Irish dance cast
Who doesn’t dream of dancing on Broadway?
Until yesterday, the closest I came was a few birthdays ago when I went to see the rock musical “Hair.” At the end of the show, the cast invited audience members on stage to sing and dance to “Let the Sunshine In.”
I was in heaven.
So I was thrilled — and very nervous — to get yesterday’s assignment: Take part in a master dance class taught by the dancers of “Heartbeat of Home” — a new dance sensation by the producers and director of the Broadway hit “Riverdance” — opening today at Boston’s Citi Wang Theatre.
Thereby producing a nifty piece of newsvertising for the show.
Video evidence here:
Those crosstown Globeniks better step lively if they want to keep up.
UPDATE: Apologies to our Walt Whitman desk for not crediting it earlier.