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Press release: MLB introducing pink baseballs for Mother’s Day (photo)


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According to a press release issued by Major League Baseball, the official game ball for all games played on Mother’s Day, May 12, will be a new Rawlings baseball with pink stitching and graphics. While the MLB has used different stitching and colors on game balls in the past, this will be the first time the league will do so in honor of Mother’s Day.

Additional details related to Mother’s Day in Major League Baseball:

In addition, MLB licensee Phiten will feature a pink compression sleeve for the first time ever, as well as bring back its pink necklace, which was introduced in 2010. Players throughout the game will be wearing the necklaces and/or compression sleeves in honor of Mother’s Day activity.

As in years past, many players will use a pink Louisville Slugger bat, pink Franklin batting gloves, pink Under Armour cleats and pink EvoShield protective gear. Additionally, both players and on-field personnel will wear pink wristbands as well as symbolic pink ribbons on their uniforms. Commemorative base jewels and dugout lineup cards will also be pink.

The official Twitter account of MLB Public Relations also linked to the site where items from the 2013 MLB Pink Ribbon Breast Cancer Awareness Collection can be purchased. Fantastic work all around on this one.

And yet, I just hope that no player blames a bad day at the plate on the ball having pink stitching and graphics on it. Because that would be stupid.