Happy Mother’s Day to all the moms out there.
Baseball’s pink bat tradition to benefit breast cancer research in honor of Mother’s Day has been going on for a few years now. Not that there’s anything wrong with that. But at the risk of getting flamed, I feel compelled to point out there’s something a tad bit odd about this ad.
No, there’s nothing wrong with the color pink—this isn’t a “macho” hang-up. And this isn’t meant to “dis” the good work that the Susan G. Komen foundation does for breast cancer or the charitable efforts of Major League Baseball. It’s just an observation that the combined elements of the ad execution lend themselves to, shall we say, different interpretations. Uh, maybe the less said about this the better.
And at the risk of sounding overly suggestive, you even can pick one up at Dick’s Sporting Goods.
Give your mom a hug instead of a bat. You might even consider skipping the middleman (or shortstop) and just give the $79.99 straight to the Susan G. Komen foundation.