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…)

Mother's Day 2016: The Pinkening

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After the past several years of turning most parts of the baseball field pink for Mother’s Day, from the plates on the bases to the printing on the balls to the shoes the players wear to the bats they swing, MLB has ratcheted things up . . . → Read More: Mother’s Day 2016: The Pinkening