FORT MYERS, Fla. — There will be a special moment before the Red Sox play Boston College later this afternoon.
Former BC captain Pete Frates will present the ball before the game. He learned about a year ago that he has ALS and has been literally fighting for his life since.
Frates was a standout player for the Eagles from 2004-07. He played in four games against the Red Sox, was the MVP of the Beanpot and eventually the team captain. The Beverly native went to Germany to play after graduation and was playing in the Intercity League when he first realized something was wrong.
Go to petefrates.com to learn more.
Terry Doyle, who played with Frates at BC, will be one of the pitchers for the Red Sox today. BC coach Mike Gambino is a former Red Sox minor leaguer.