CINCINNATI -- For the seventh season in a row on Mother's Day, the Reds joined Major League Baseball in breaking out the pink.
As part of an initiative for breast cancer awareness and prevention, Cincinnati's players wore pink wrist bands, pink ribbons and second baseman Brandon Phillips even wore pink spikes. Some members of the lineup used pink-colored bats on Sunday as well, including Phillips, Drew Stubbs, Jay Bruce and Wilson Valdez.
"I'm just happy to be supportive of that movement," Stubbs said.
The pink bat tradition started in the Majors on Mother's Day 2006 and has since become one of the league's signature efforts in the battle against cancer.