Monday, May 11, 2009

For the Ladies

On Sunday, baseball celebrated Mother's Day by "Going to Bat Against Breast Cancer." This involved wearing pink arm bands and using pink bats. Cute!

Manny Ramirez replacement, Juan Pierre of the LA Dodgers

Hanley Ramirez of the Marlins

Alex Rios of the Blue Jays

Home Run Savior Johnny Damon with Mark Teixera
and Derek Jeter of the New York Yankees

As usual, Yankees radio commentator Suzyn Waldman earned her place in the booth* by announcing which of the Yankees' mothers were in attendance during their 5-3 win over the Orioles. Nick Swisher's mom was there. Joba Chamberlain's was not.

*Is this sentence sarcastic? I don't know. Many Yankees fans dislike Suzyn Waldman, but I'm not entirely sure if I'm one of them.


  1. So, baseball appears to be the institutionally-approved middlebrow sport of choice.

    Far from its origins in a mug of beer, baseball seems to have been confirmed as the "martini" of organized sports. Or the "cosmo," if you're a lady.

  2. Baseball is for everyone: lovers, haters, aliens, Republicans, Democrats, children, fatties, Alyssa Milano, dogs, bears, ghosts, old people (i.e. near-ghosts), the rich, the poor, the evil and lots and lots of depressed, macho writers of the Modern age. Also, famed art historian Benjamin Buchloh is a Yankees super-fan. So there.