Texas Rangers celebrate Mother's Day
By West Jones
The Texas Rangers, along with the other 29 MLB teams, will be celebrating Mother’s Day today. In honor of mothers everywhere, the Rangers will be wearing a specially designed hat along with the usual pink accessories that they don for the occasion each year.
Tall pink socks, probably some pink cleats, batting gloves, catching gear, wrist bands, you name it, all in pink, will be the template of the day. My personal favorite is all the pink bats. They look like candy bats and anyone that knows me, knows that I love me some candy.
While I am generally not a fan of how the uniforms tend to look for these special day festivities, I do think that it is commendable that MLB acknowledges mothers on their designated day. The hats are sometimes overdone, although this year’s version is designed nicely in my opinion. It is a cap that would look sharp in the stands or around town. Now, will it look good with the Rangers’ regular road uniforms this afternoon, that is yet to be seen. My guess would be no, but that is ok.
It’s not about the uniforms, it’s about honoring the mothers that we have lost and the ones that are still with us. Now that is something that I can get behind. I come from a strong line of exceptional mothers. Starting with my late grandmother Nanny Jones, to my own mother, and my mother-in-law, these ladies have helped shape both me and my wife in ways that words cannot express.
They have also been lovers of baseball throughout the years and spent countless hours at the ball yard, transporting kids and grandkids to and from practices, taking trips to the card shop when I was a kid, putting up with my baseball ramblings, or simply listening to the Rangers on the radio. Thank you all, for your love and support!
And then there is my wife. We actually met at the little league and pony league baseball fields back in the day, when I was helping to coach her two younger brothers. She always said that spending all of that time at the baseball games was going to payoff somehow. Well, I hope that she thinks that it was a decent payout, because I feel like I hit the jackpot with the most beautiful and lovely lady that there is. She is also the best mother that our seven daughters could dream of. I love you so much!
So, if you do watch or listen to the Rangers take on the Athletics this afternoon, just make sure that you don’t forget the mothers in your life. Give them a call or a hug and take the time to remember them and what they mean to you. The Rangers will be celebrating them in a visual way today, and we should love and honor them not just today, but each and every day. Let’s hope that the Rangers put a tally mark in the win column on Mother’s Day 2023.