A two-word phrase can best describe what could been seen Sunday at ballparks across the nation: Think Pink.
Baseball stadiums, both in the majors and minors, are celebrating Mother's Day with a lot of the color, including bats, gloves, hats, socks and more. Even the River Cats are taking part.
Major League Baseball first introduced pink bats in 2006 to raise funds for the Susan G. Komen organization aiming to reduce deaths from breast cancer. In another memorable Mother's Day moment in baseball, A's pitcher Dallas Braden threw a perfect game against the Tampa Bay Rays in 2010.
This year, several players have taken to social media to give thanks to mothers. Here's Giants outfielder Hunter Pence, who played a rehab game for Sacramento on Sunday:
Happy Mother’s Day, Mom! Thanks for teaching me to love, care, and work hard for the things we want. I love you! pic.twitter.com/jOpMj9QJXI— Hunter Pence (@hunterpence) May 13, 2018
This is an Action Shot of Hunter Pence running and waving to a fan at the same time pic.twitter.com/VcVwuKNAsV— Doug (@moonwalkmcfly) May 13, 2018
Plenty of baseball's stars took part Sunday:
Happy Mother’s Day to all moms out there, to my momma in heaven, and to my rock @chelseafree5 !— Freddie Freeman (@FreddieFreeman5) May 13, 2018
There was even a tribute from an opposing team to a player who recently lost his mother: