By Phil Hecken
Well, it’s Mother’s Day, 2009. Hopefully, if you have a mom, you’re spending this special day with her. If not, well, you can always turn to MLB, where it’s that special time of year once again. If you’re not watching or going to a game, but you do have a special someone, make sure you pick up a little something just for her. Something from MLB not quite her style? How about a book maybe? No?
If you’re so inclined, you could do mom’s day the MLB way. For the 5th year, MLB is
making a complete ass of itself Going To Bat For Cancer. So expect the Nats to screw something up purposely put an “upside down ‘W’ on the scoreboard (ok, no they won’t because they’re playing in Arizona), see the assorted pink sweatbands on arms (will the Yankees go for this crap?), and around the ankles, and be on the lookout for the occasional pink wearing douchebag (the cap, however, looks good on her). There’ll also be ‘cancer ribbon’ home plates and pink ribbon decals on player unis.
Some teams will inevitably turn to specialty bags to commemorate the day. And of course, Louisville Slugger will do its part, cranking out pink bats … lots and lots of bats. Many of which will never see the field, but will instead be sold for charity. But a few of these bats will see game action. Hmmm — I wonder if A-Roid will partake this year.
So, Happy Mother’s Day everyone. Let us know if you’re doing any uni-related things today, or what you’re doing for your mom, sis, grandma, wife, or that special lady in your life. And, since I won’t be taking my mom to a game today, I think I’ll take a bat to her instead.
The floor is yours.