As many of you may know by now, Major League Baseball players began wearing pink wristbands and using pink bats on Mother's Day 2006 as a tribute to their mothers and a way to support the fight against breast cancer. The pink bats and apparel are used only in these games and then sold at auction, raising money for the Susan G. Komen for the Cure organization.
As the photo above indicates, Washington Nationals catcher Pudge Rodriguez has obviously gone above and beyond this year. This should be quite the look behind the plate today against the Florida Marlins. But Pudge won't be the only MLB player sporting pink cleats today - Minnesota Twins infielder Trevor Plouffe will don pink spikes in honor of his mother Diane, who has battled breast cancer and is currently in remission.
Today, looks like I'm rooting for the Nationals AND Twins. Happy Mother's Day to all the wonderful moms out there. Pudge and Trevor most certainly would say the same.