Mother’s Day baseball is quickly becoming a honored tradition around the Major Leagues, with ballplayers and managers donning special pink accents and using pink bats to support the fight against the breast cancer. It’s a worthy and generous cause for Major League Baseball, and one that everyone should do their part to help. I’ll try not to get all misty about it, but everyone knows someone who’s affected by breast cancer either directly or indirectly by the disease and Mother’s Day is just one more day we can a little time and show the women in our lives how much they mean to us. Pro tip guys: buying flowers for your mom is always acceptable, even if it’s not Mother’s Day. Seriously, they washed your underwear for at least 18 years, I think a nice bouquet every now and again is the least you can do.
With this special occasion in mind, we have a message for our moms who are nice enough not to roll their eyes too much when we told them we want to be silly internet sportswriters.
My mom’s an awesome lady. When she was young and rebellious she used to sneak out of school to watch the Brewers play at County Stadium (apparently everything was cheap back then, and truancy rules were non-existent). She has a list of Brewers crushes that include, but are not limited to: Robin Yount, Paul Molitor and J.J. Hardy. She works her butt off constantly and still lets me do laundry at her house and I can’t thank her enough for everything she did and does. Also she seems sincerely apologetic when she makes me watch American Idol or Survivor instead of the game.
My mom loves baseball and she loves her kids. She used to play catch with me for hours, even though she was tired from working all day. As a life long Brewers fan, she knows as much about the team as I do. Dorothy Olsen is an amazing mother and I am lucky to have her. Happy Mothers Day to all the baseball mom’s out there.
I’d like to wish a Happy Mother’s Day to my mother, the woman whose best Mother’s Day came on the famed pink bat walk off by Billy Hall. You’ve been supportive through each of my 17 years and, though you’re a fan as well, are always the one to remind me that, in baseball, there’s always tomorrow.
Thanks mom for always being there for me when I needed it. You’ve taught me a lot in life, especially introducing baseball to me at such a young age. I cannot ask for a better mother than you and I am so proud of you.
My mom has always been there for me throughout my life. Whether it was helping me with homework when I was younger, tending to me while I was sick, or supporting me in every other way, she’s done it all, and I love her for that. So happy mother’s day to her, and to all of the other moms out there.
We also would like to apologize for being late in bringing this out – boys will boys you know.
And in case you’re wondering, the Brewers dropped to 5-6 in Mother’s Day competition since 2000 with a tough loss against the Chicago Cubs.
Happy Mother’s Day all.