Pink Baseball Bats Return to Fields for Mother's Day

We're still loyal to the seventh inning stretch, and the popcorn and peanuts and the surprise kisses for the Jumbotron. But a staple of the baseball park that we're really liking is the springtime appearance of the very pink, very noticeable, and very one-of-a-kind Louisville Slugger, which happens on diamonds around America every Mother's Day.

The venerable company behind the famous baseball equipment has created, as it has done every year for the last half decade, a series of rosy-hued bats for use in Major League Baseball as part of the "Going to Bat Against Breast Cancer" promotion. Hundreds of players will be using the bats during games on Mother's Day (May 10, 2009), to raise awareness and money for the Susan G. Komen For the Cure foundation. The wooden wonders will be later signed and auctioned off.

We love how visual this is -- thousands upon thousands will see those colorful bats in action, both from the stands and on television. It's quite a statement with a lot of impact. And we see that the Dodgers are playing at home that day; hopefully the pink bats will be swinging down at Elysian Park. In fact, if you're headed to the game that day, a pink ribbon or shirt might be in order as well.

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