Monday, May 10, 2010
Dodgers in the Pink on Mother's Day
My little Dodgers fan was ready and willing to show her support for the home team on Mother's Day, when we were invited to take in the game from the Dodgertown, Mothers section of the stadium.
"Let's go, Dodgers!" CC yelled while clap clap clap-clap-clapping and telling me to "Cheer, Mamma, cheer!"
To celebrate Mother's Day, the Los Angeles Dodgers converted their themed My Town section into a rosy-hued haven for the mommy set. Not only did they offer the signature pink T-shirt, but they also had a special inclusive menu of grilled chicken sandwiches, fruit and Dodger Dogs, among other treats.
Let's just say CC and I went a little Dodger Dog crazy.
It was fun seeing the sea of pink shirts while watching the game against the Colorado Rockies -- which the Dodgers beat 2-0.
We were especially happy to cheer on No. 14 Jamey Carroll (whose wife, Kim, I recently interviewed), when he hit a single and helped Blake DeWitt score the first run of the game.
Nice also was seeing the team literally "Going to Bat Against Breast Cancer," a program started by Major League Baseball to raise awareness for breast cancer. Players Russell Martin, Andre Ethier and James Loney swung pink bats in honor of the day.
The Dodgers also donated $2 from every Dodgertown, Mothers ticket sold to ThinkCure! to help fight breast cancer.
Due to some preschooler naptime needs, we had to leave the game a little early, which meant missing out on the invitation for a Mother's Day Walk in the Park on the warning track after the game.
No big deal because it was already an awesome Mother's Day, thanks especially to the best pancake breakfast ever, courtesy of Ian and my little slugger.