Tuesday, May 8, 2007

Return of the Pink Bats

Last year, Major League Baseball introduced pink Louisville Sluggers on Mother's Day around the country in support of finding the cure for breast cancer through the Susan G. Komen Foundation. This year, these bats are on sale again, and will be used this coming Sunday, May 13th, by select players from every team.

Nearly 180,000 women are diagnosed with this disease every year and over 40,000 die from it annually. Although the fatality rate is decreasing, there is still much work to be done. $10 of every pink bat purchased will go towards Susan G. Komen for the Cure, and there will be a countless number of game-used bats auctioned off after Sunday, with proceeds also going towards the foundation.

Along with the Civil Rights Game, Jackie Robinson Day, and now Pink Bat Day, Major League Baseball is once again raising awareness for a worthwhile cause. America's National Pasttime has been showing its support over the past couple of seasons for raising the awareness of breast cancer research, one of America's top diseases among women, and will hopefully continue to do so. Over $1 billion has been raised already by MLB, and once again kudos to Bud Selig for continuing to push the sport in a positive direction. I attended last year's Mother's Day Brewers game against Pedro Martinez and the Mets - let's hope Billy can crank another walk-off homerun for Mrs. Hall this year.

Twins off
Brewers W (22-10)
Reds L (14-18)

Be sure to check the updated version of "Arrests and Suspensions Toteboard" from late March.

1 comment:

Joshua said...

The pink bats are definitely for a great cause, but I much prefered the "let a doctor stick a finger up your butt in our mobile trailer and get a free ticket to a ball game" promotion at Miller Park last night, myself.