Pink ribbons, pink wristbands and pink bats are in vogue as big league players participate in the annual "Going to Bat Against Breast Cancer" initiative by MLB that raises awareness about breast cancer and directs massive proceeds to Susan G. Komen for the Cure.
The pink ribbon logo will appear on the bases and on commemorative home plates, and the lineups will be written on pink cards.
The bats, along with the home plates and lineup cards, will be autographed by the teams and will be auctioned later on MLB.com, with the proceeds going to the Breast Cancer Foundation.
It's important to realize that in the face of scandals, professional baseball does have its merits. Championing fund-raising efforts for great causes would of course qualify. So, kudos to everyone involved in this.
On a non-baseball related note, please take time out of your day to pay your respects to mothers everywhere, who so often get overlooked while doing one of the hardest jobs out there -- often selflessly sacrificing for the benefit of their children day after day.
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