So, despite the challenge of using a different bat, it seems the Mariners passed with flying colors."It's hard from a player's perspective to change your bat color, but I think the guys that used it understand what it's for," Ibanez said. "I think it was nice for the guys to realize we had an opportunity to raise awareness, and to raise some funds for a great cause." More importantly, the Mariners left Safeco Field with more than a win over the Yankees -- they helped fight a disease that affects women and men around the world. "It's not about what you give back as much as it is about what you feel inside," Vidro said. "We want to show the world that we care about what's going on." Select game-used bats, as well as team-autographed bats from every club, will be auctioned on MLB.com at a later date, with proceeds benefiting Susan G. Komen for the Cure.
In addition, any fan interested in contributing to the cause can purchase his or her own personalized pink bat at MLB.com or www.slugger.com, and Major League Baseball will donate $10 from the sale of each bat to benefit Susan G. Komen for the Cure.For both Mariners players and fans, this Mother's Day was one to remember.
Patrick Brown is an associate reporter for MLB.com. This story was not subject to the approval of Major League Baseball or its clubs.