Madison wrote:Not to sound like a smart alek, but do you really believe there are people out there who don't know breast cancer exists?
Nah, you misunderstood my point. Think of it this way - Everyone knows that AIDS exists, but there's a rush of donations to research of an AIDS vaccine whenever there's a big fundraiser/awareness program for it.
Maybe that wasn't the best example, but do you understand what I mean?
dewey finn wrote::-o your way of saying you don't approve eh?
you use it a lot.
Guessing that's directed at me? I use this guy---> when I don't approve of something.
DK wrote:If anything, it's an awesome gesture by MLB to spread awareness about breast cancer.
Not to sound like a smart alek, but do you really believe there are people out there who don't know breast cancer exists?
I don't mind all the special stuff that MLB does for breast cancer, in fact I've donated to that cause, however, I don't believe pink bats is the brightest of ideas, and seriously doubt that a male major league ballplayer swinging a pink bat will teach anyone anything about breast cancer. Just my opinion though.
I think its a great way to raise money for a great cause. I love the idea of a pink bat. I wish Sheffield wasn't on the Dl, id love to see him wagging a pink bat.
Maybe then you should have someone change your moving shef bat to a pink one?
05/02/2006 10:36 PM ET
Notes: Rangers to go pink
Players to use pink bats on Mother's Day for charity
By T.R. Sullivan / MLB.com
A number of Rangers are signing up with bat manufacturer Louisville Slugger to use pink bats on Mother's Day, May 14. The pink bats will have their mothers' names on them and will be sold afterward at auction to benefit the Susan B. Komen Breast Cancer Foundation.
Third baseman Hank Blalock was the first to agree to do it. Michael Young also signed up.
"The first thing, it's for a good cause," Blalock said. "Secondly, I feel like a lot of guys will hop on board, so you won't stick out that much. But I made sure Mikey is going to do it. He hits in front of me so he'll be the guy that breaks the ice."
But Phil Nevin had a point.
"If you go deep, you'll have to keep using the bat," Nevin said.
"Nah," Blalock said. "It will just make the bat worth more at auction."
The Rangers play the Boston Red Sox on Mother's Day at Fenway Park and Blalock was trying to get others to join the cause. Mark DeRosa was a little reluctant.
"What is my bat going to get ... 20 bucks?" he asked Blalock.
"Hey, every little bit helps," Blalock said. "Dude, what if you pop a tater that day. That will make it worth more."
"Yeah, I'm going to pop a tater," said DeRosa, who just happened to hit a homer Tuesday after coming into the day with 25 home runs in 1,131 career at-bats.
But a few minutes later, Marcella DeRosa's son was on board.
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echrisl wrote:How hilarious would it be if Barry Bonds hit 714 or 715 with a pink bat ... think of seeing that footage over and over for years ... I haven't seen him mentioned anywhere in association with this, and it doesn't seem like his style, but it's a funny idea.
I think this is great. It's just one day out of a long season. Let's show some respect and honor. My mother passed away from breast cancer 5 years ago and I will be touched to see so many people honoring those who have lived through it, died from it, currently battling it, and furthering research to prevent it.