I love what Major League Baseball does on Mother's Day, especially since some of you know that my stepmother passed away from breast cancer. Today is a day that reminds me of how great baseball can be.
For the sixth year in a row, players will be using pink bats, shoes, wristbands, tape and other accessories to raise funds for the fight against breast cancer and for the Susan G. Komen Foundation.
"Major League Baseball's partnership with Susan G. Komen for the Cure, through the Going to Bat Against Breast Cancer program, represents one of our most significant causes," Commissioner Bud Selig said. "The commitment from clubs, players, and fans alike in the fight against breast cancer is truly special, and we are proud to highlight our efforts and increase awareness through our Mother's Day celebration."
Also, for those of you who did not know, Suzyn Waldman is a breast cancer survivor.
To all the mothers out there, Happy Mother's Day.
Now, on to your usual Yankee related news.Jorge Posada's struggles continued last night, when he went 0-2, dropping his batting average to .146. Posada knew he was struggling, and went to Girardi to say thank you for sticking with him:
I said, 'Thank you for sticking with me.' Because if I'm in his shoes, I'd second guess. Do you give him a day or talk to him a little bit? But he's been very supportive.
If Posada's struggles continue, how long will it take for Jesus Montero to get his first call up? In case you didn't know, he's hitting .363/.379/.451 down at AAA Scranton/Wilkes-Barre.
Curtis Granderson is leading the league in home runs, with 10, and he's a bit surprised. When discussing it, he said:
I know there's times where it's possible, but even in batting practice when we have home run rounds, I always lose that. It's just one of those things that if it happens, everything's right. The ball has been in the right spot, I've squared it up and the wind can't be blowing in too hard.
Hopefully, we can see a lot more of everything turning out right.
Speaking of Granderson, he donated "a good chunk of money" to purchase bats for a number of New York City high schools. Recently, New York mandated that all PSAL baseball leagues use wooden bats. With cuts to athletic departments, replacing wooden bats can be a challenge for schools.