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MLB Mother's Day 2011


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I don't post very much here, but I love to read your guys info and opinions... I was just reading the Detroit Tigers recap on ESPN and Game Notes, and I read something that I think should be brought up...

Before the game, a few Tigers showed off pink shoes they received from sponsors to wear on Mother's Day this weekend. RHP Rick Porcello had a bright pink pair, with darker pink trim. "I can call my mom and tell her I love her on Mother's Day," Porcello said. "I don't have to wear these shoes."

http://scores.espn.go.com/mlb/recap?gameId=310504106

this is brand new right?! and if so, how do you feel about it / how do you it will go??

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He's right. This is just another attempt to cash in on breast cancer chic/desensitization.

/In b4 WHY DO YOU HATE SUPPORTING BREAST CANCER AWARENESS RAMS?!

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He's right. This is just another attempt to cash in on breast cancer chic/desensitization.

/In b4 WHY DO YOU HATE SUPPORTING BREAST CANCER AWARENESS RAMS?!

I don't know why people have a problem with this. It's not some merchandising stunt. I don't event think they sell any of this stuff anywhere, at least not in affiliation with MLB. They use pink bats and wristbands already. The shoes could be overkill, but I think it's ok left to the individual players' choice. It's a one day thing.

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He's right. This is just another attempt to cash in on breast cancer chic/desensitization.

/In b4 WHY DO YOU HATE SUPPORTING BREAST CANCER AWARENESS RAMS?!

I don't know why people have a problem with this. It's not some merchandising stunt. I don't event think they sell any of this stuff anywhere, at least not in affiliation with MLB. They use pink bats and wristbands already. The shoes could be overkill, but I think it's ok left to the individual players' choice. It's a one day thing.

Baseball isn't hasn't been over the top with it thusfar (though the shoes push it there), but what the NFL did last year was close to shameful. It's one thing to "raise awareness" as the pink is intended to do, but the NFL took it to an absurd level of "Look at how much we love... I mean hate breast cancer! We are so pink for the whole freaking month because we care so much. If you don't wear pink you must not care." And that is the type of promotion you can't just stop. If the NFL doesn't do it for the entire month of October in their next season, critics will say the NFL doesn't care anymore. It will only escalate from here. Especially with Nike coming into the fold, you can just about guarantee that we will see teams wear pink uniforms in the next five years.

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Baseball gets the pink color right and they only do it on mother's day, which makes sense. The NFL does it for four gamedays, which are spread out over a month, and they use that heavy, more red, almost hot-pink. It looks terrible, especially when Aquib Talib wears them shoe to pants and you're in the crowd in Cincinnati and it's sunny and the socks keep flashing and the Bengals blow the game so you're already crabby.

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The MLB does it right. Only 1 game out of 162 and it gets the message across just as well as the NFL that does it for a quarter of the season. And it's only bats, wristbands, and the occasional pair of cleats or other accessory.

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Outstanding job on MLB for doing this. Ugly? Perhaps, but it's the thought money that truly counts.

It's actually done to raise money for the Susan Komen Foundation. Nice try, though.

Yea, too many people try to find the negative in everything. I suppose they're the "glass is half empty" type. Is there greed in business...duh, of course. But we don't need it pointed out to us, we already get it.

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Just FYI

Only athletes under contract with Under Armour can wear pink cleats today. UA is an official sponsor of MLB. So that's why a very select few players have the pink cleats on.

Yep, a few players that wear Nike attempted to get close to pink by wearing shoes with red in them....thought that was kinda funny.

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Outstanding job on MLB for doing this. Ugly? Perhaps, but it's the thought money that truly counts.

It's actually done to raise money for the Susan Komen Foundation. Nice try, though.

Yea, too many people try to find the negative in everything. I suppose they're the "glass is half empty" type. Is there greed in business...duh, of course. But we don't need it pointed out to us, we already get it.

Again, over exposure desensitizes. My mother, who happens to be a survivor, hates these "promotions".

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Outstanding job on MLB for doing this. Ugly? Perhaps, but it's the thought money that truly counts.

It's actually done to raise money for the Susan Komen Foundation. Nice try, though.

Yea, too many people try to find the negative in everything. I suppose they're the "glass is half empty" type. Is there greed in business...duh, of course. But we don't need it pointed out to us, we already get it.

Again, over exposure desensitizes. My mother, who happens to be a survivor, hates these "promotions".

Some like it while others hate it. You can't make everyone happy. I'm a 14yr veteran and I love all of the camo uni's and "shout outs" to myself and other fellow members of the US armed services. But I know others that dislike it. But what gets under my skin is when an individual that it doesn't even involve has a negative remark about it. I probably shouldn't let it get to me, but it does sometimes. Oh well.

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