But the chance to swing pinks bats and wear pink undershirts, ribbons and sweat bands was significant for the players, many of whom had their mothers in the stands at Angel Stadium.
On Sunday, players and on-field personnel wore the symbolic pink ribbon on their uniforms along with pink wrist bands. Commemorative base jewels and dugout lineup cards were also pink. The bats were stamped with the MLB breast cancer awareness logo.
Many authenticated, game-used Louisville Slugger pink bats from Mother's Day games will be auctioned exclusively on MLB.com to benefit the fight against breast cancer.
Brian McTaggart is a reporter for MLB.com and writes an MLBlog, Tag's Lines. Follow @brianmctaggart on Twitter. This story was not subject to the approval of Major League Baseball or its clubs.