Pink Bats are Tough
According to komen.org, an estimated 182,460 cases of breast cancer will be diagnosed in American women in 2008 alone. Chances are, you or someone you know has been, or will be affected by the disease. Major League Baseball is trying to make a difference for the third year in a row.
What began two years ago as an expression of charity has become a solid tradition, as baseball will once again celebrate Mother's Day by wielding pink bats.
Partnering with the Susan G. Komen for the Cure foundation, the signed bats will eventually be auctioned off on MLB.com with all proceeds going to fight breast cancer.
Players will again wear pink wristbands and necklaces, along with pink ribbons on their unis. Pink ribbon logos will adorn the bases and home plates (also to be auctioned) and even the dugout lineup cards will be pink.
Furthermore, our buddies over at Home Run Derby will generously pledge $10 to the cure for each home run hit today. Awesome.
Moms are pretty great. You know, without them, we wouldn't even be around.
Here are a few lovely photos of some of our favorite baseball players' wives and mothers, whom without they'd be totally lost.
This heart-warming story is sure to have you calling your mother to say thanks and I love ya, and this one is always worth another chuckle.
Also, if you're wondering what it's like to be a female sports blogger, check out an interview I was honored to be a part of, alongside a woman with actual journalistic credentials, at Baseball Digest Daily.