OAKLAND -- The three A's swinging pink bats on Sunday didn't have any hits, but they were still happy to help raise breast cancer awareness. Eric Sogard and Anthony Recker joined Daric Barton, who said he uses a pink bat every year on Mother's Day.
"We're all supporting the pink because of the way [our moms] support us and they got us here today," Sogard said. "They are a big part of all our lives. Hopefully they will watch and see that and know we're thinking of our moms."
Barton added: "We're obviously aware of what's going on, and I'm glad MLB does something about it and makes everyone aware of breast cancer."
Barton said his mother usually attends his games on Mother's Day, but this year she couldn't make it because her mother had just been hit by a car and broke her leg. Barton's mother was then in a minor car accident.
"It's been pretty tough at home," Barton said. "They are both doing fine."