{}
CLOSE

Now Commenting On:

Angels add a touch of pink on Mother's Day

Angels add a touch of pink on Mother's Day

|
Angels add a touch of pink on Mother's Day
ARLINGTON -- It's perhaps the one day out of the year when jocks will happily rock hot pink.

On Sunday, members of the Angels and Rangers gladly joined the rest of Major League Baseball by suiting up with pink wristbands, Phiten bracelets and -- on some occasions -- Louisville Sluggers in honor of Mother's Day. Also, the "T" behind the batter's box at Rangers Ballpark in Arlington was painted pink, the lineup cards in both dugouts were pink, and Angels slugger Mark Trumbo even passed out some pink Oakley frames to mark the occasion.

"I like it," Angels outfielder Peter Bourjos said of all the pink. "I think it's good. I mean, my mom was a huge part of my life growing up. She took me to soccer games, football games, baseball games. My dad [a Major League scout] traveled so much, and I spent a lot of time with her."

In 2006, MLB began the tradition of utilizing pink on Mother's Day, in celebration of the holiday and, more specifically, for breast-cancer awareness.

MLB announces honorary bat girls
Players delighted to wear pink
Shop the Mother's Day collection
Going to Bat against breast cancer

For Mother's Day, each club also named an Honorary Bat Girl -- a breast-cancer survivor who takes part in pregame activities, is honored on-field and receives two game tickets. Since the Angels were on the road, they'll honor theirs -- Judy Watts, a high-school English teacher who was diagnosed with advanced Stage 3 breast cancer in 2010, but is now fully recovered -- during Monday's series opener against the Athletics at Angel Stadium.

"It's an honor," Angels shortstop Erick Aybar said in Spanish about wearing pink on Mother's Day. "It's a day to remember the person who's with you in good and bad times. To me, she's everything. It's a gift from God to celebrate a day like this."

{}
{}
Boys and Girls Club of America

©2014 MLBAM, LP. All rights reserved.

The following are trademarks or service marks of Major League Baseball entities and may be used only with permission of Major League Baseball Properties, Inc. or the relevant Major League Baseball entity: Major League, Major League Baseball, MLB, the silhouetted batter logo, World Series, National League, American League, Division Series, League Championship Series, All-Star Game, and the names, nicknames, logos, uniform designs, color combinations, and slogans designating the Major League Baseball clubs and entities, and their respective mascots, events and exhibitions. Use of the Website signifies your agreement to the Terms of Use and Privacy Policy (updated May 24, 2013).

View MLB.com in English | En Español