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Adorable 101-Year-Old Grandma Throw Out First Pitch at Blue Jays Game on Mother’s Day (Videos)
Every year, Major League Baseball makes a big to-do over Mother’s Day, but this year there was more hoopla than ever.
The funny thing is that I know it’s all a calculated PR stunt, but I still like it. I mean, how can you be cynical about motherhood?
Anyway, there were a number of great sights and sounds to behold around baseball yesterday. For example, Mets rookie Eric Campbell got his first big league hit with his mother in attendance. Then he gave her the ball, making whatever you got your mom for mother’s day look like a piece of garbage:
Then there was Milwaukee Brewers center fielder Carlos Gomez, who dyed his goatee to match his pink bat:
And speaking of those pink bats, yeah, they were everywhere. And the stitching on the balls was also pink. A number of TV broadcasts did a feature about that, which was pretty interesting:
Meanwhile, in Oakland, the Athletics raised over $70,000 for breast cancer research and brought 350 breast cancer survivors out onto the field and released a flock of white doves:
However, the coolest Mother’s Day moment in Major League Baseball on Sunday came north of the border in Toronto, where a 101-year-old grandma threw out the first pitch at the Blue Jays game:
That’s just about the cutest thing you’ve ever seen, isn’t it?