History’s Pinkest Number-Retirement Ceremony

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For five months now, ever since it was announced that Derek Jeter’s number would be retired on Mother’s Day, I’ve been wondering how the Yankees would handle the uniforms. Would they really wear pink instead of their usual timeless uniforms? Would they maybe wear their regular uniforms . . . → Read More: History’s Pinkest Number-Retirement Ceremony

MLB: The Pinkening, Year 2 (Day 1)

By Phil Hecken

MLB’s love affair with special event uniforms continues, and in typical millennial fashion, works under the mantra of “anything worth doing is worth overdoing,” and that’s not necessarily a good thing. Last year, on Mother’s Day, the splash photo included a ratchet, because you can be certain that once MLB starts . . . → Read More: MLB: The Pinkening, Year 2 (Day 1)

NFL to End Pinktober, Expand Cancer-Awareness Program

Big news out of the NFL yesterday, as word came down that October will no longer be breast cancer awareness month beginning in 2017. A little birdie had tipped me off to this one about two months ago but had sworn me to secrecy, so I’m glad the league has now gone public with . . . → Read More: NFL to End Pinktober, Expand Cancer-Awareness Program

You Must Wear the Ribbon (and the wristband, and the undershirt, and the batting gloves, and the shoes, and the socks...)

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We knew MLB players would be wearing a lot of pink yesterday, including pink-lettered and -numbered jerseys (first time those have ever been worn on Ma’s Day), caps with pink logos and top-stitching (ditto), and the usual assortment of pink . . . → Read More: You Must Wear the Ribbon (and the wristband, and the undershirt, and the batting gloves, and the compression sleeve, and the shoes, and the socks…)