Here's how MLB celebrated Mother's Day 2016
Ah, the second Sunday in May. It can only mean one thing: Mother's Day is here again. Wait, you did remember Mother's Day, didn't you? If not, quick, go order some flowers right this minute. We promise we won't tell.
Better? Good. With that crisis averted, it's time to check out how MLB celebrated. It's the only holiday that's Buck Showalter approved, after all:
Baseball honored mom in all kinds of ways. There's awesome new gear, like Justin Verlander's floral cleats:
Or Todd Frazier's floral sleeve:
The D-backs' orange slices:
Dusty Baker's armbands:
Dusty Baker's custom wristbands in honor of Mother's Day pic.twitter.com/TSm0UkISff— Jamal Collier (@JamalCollier) May 8, 2016
Jason Kipnis' socks, which can only be described as "incredibly pink":
The ballparks themselves even got makeovers, from the mound at Marlins Park ...
... to the lineup card at Citizens Bank Park ...
A pink lineup card for Mother’s Day. pic.twitter.com/dHe9yDZIyq— Matt Gelb (@MattGelb) May 8, 2016
... or Great American Ball Park ...
... to the whole Blue Jays infield:
Happy Mother's Day! 💕 pic.twitter.com/4ieqqXwVDB— Toronto Blue Jays (@BlueJays) May 8, 2016
And, of course, no Mother's Day would be complete without some adorable photos.
Happy Mothers Day! Thank you for everything you've done for me. pic.twitter.com/GVpe2s3idY— Hunter Pence (@hunterpence) May 8, 2016
Powerful,Strong,Caring,Courageous,and Faithful.My Mom. Happy Mother's Day to you and all the Mothers out there today pic.twitter.com/snyse5Vrsk— andrew mccutchen (@TheCUTCH22) May 8, 2016
Even the announcers were in on things:
And the mascots, too:
Happy Mother's Day! Mom & I are sliding together for Brauny's blast! pic.twitter.com/QAu9es1v9N— Bernie Brewer (@Bernie_Brewer) May 8, 2016
Andrew Cashner's mom even got to hang out in the dugout:
So, we hope you remembered to call/hug your mom, and say thanks. The Reds and Brewers even promised to wait.