May 9, 2006


Pink Bats Could Be Big Hit on Mother's Day (Washington Post, May 10, 2006)

Hulking Jim Thome . Rugged Manny Ramirez . Brawny Adam Dunn .

"The thought of these big macho men, swinging pink bats to help women with breast cancer . . . what a novel idea," Louisville Slugger President John Hillerich said yesterday.

Major League Baseball granted special permission for players to use the colorful bats -- baby pink, at that -- for Mother's Day. They're part of a weeklong program to raise money for the Susan G. Komen Breast Cancer Foundation. [...]

Kevin Mench was among several Texas players who wanted his mother's name burned on the bats.

Posted by Orrin Judd at May 9, 2006 11:55 PM
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