As far as I know, my mother has never been to a Yankees game in her life. I’m also pretty sure no one reads this blog more often than she does.
To my wonderful mother and to all of you mothers out there — including my great friend Brooke who had twins on Friday — Happy Mother’s Day. Thank you! Thank you! Thank you!
To celebrate Mother’s Day, several Major League Baseball players will be swinging pink bats today. Derek Jeter and Mark Teixeira are two of the players who will be using the bats, which are meant to bring awareness to the fight against breast cancer.
Game used bats will be auctioned off on MLB.com at a later date to raise money for Susan G. Komen for the Cure, the world’s largest breast cancer organization.
If you couldn’t guess, that’s me with my parents. I assume the picture is from 1981 because my mom is pregnant with my little sister. Happy Mother’s Day, Mom!
Sam says: Let me also take a moment to jump in and wish a very happy Mother’s Day to all the moms out there, particularly my own, my mother-in-law and Mrs. Jennings, who I’ve never met but is surely a wonderful woman because she gave us Chad, who is doing a truly fantastic job with the beat and the blog.
In addition to the pink bats, I was told that some of the players may be wearing pink necklaces – many Yankees regularly wear magnetic necklaces that are supposed to aid with circulation – and that Joba Chamberlain is one of the Yankees who may be doing that. Anyone who supports Komen for the Cure (in any way) is all good in my book.
Hope everyone has a great day celebrating all the moms — we wouldn’t be here with you!
Following Chad’s lead, that’s a shot of my wife and my folks enjoying the view from the dugout at (I believe) the 2008 media game at old Yankee Stadium.