by Mike Florio from profootballtalk.nbcsports.com
Appearing with former Boston College baseball player Pete Frates, whose ALS helped spark the Ice Bucket Challenge in 2014, Baker decided to display his support for Patriots quarterback Tom Brady while supporting the effort to cure a debilitating disease.
”I talked to the Frates family about it and, I said, ‘You know, I got this T-shirt somebody sent me, and I was thinking about wearing it, but this is your day, you let me know,”’ Baker told Boston.com. ”And they said, ‘Go for it.”’
Started in 2013, the Ice Bucket Challenge has raised more than $220 million for ALS research. The Ice Bucket Challenge returned a week ago, and Governor Baker’s gesture should give it a solid kick start among Patriots fans.