Brewers wear pink accessories on Sunday

Brewers wear pink accessories on Sunday

Brewers wear pink accessories on Sunday
MILWAUKEE -- There were no Bill Hall moments on this Mother's Day at Miller Park.

Catcher Jonathan Lucroy used one of Major League Baseball's specially-produced pink bats in batting practice on Sunday morning but decided to go with his usual lumber in the game, an 8-2 loss to the Cubs that featured a pink-power home run by Chicago's Ian Stewart but not a single swing from a Brewers batter.

"It just didn't feel right," Lucroy said.

Hall provided the Brewers' best pink-bat moment in 2006, when he hit a game-winning home run against the Mets with his mom, Vergie, dancing in the stands. In the years since, at least a Brewers player or two has used a pink bat on Mother's Day, part of an MLB promotion to raise awareness and funds for breast cancer research.

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Not on Sunday, when all of the Brewers used their regular bats.

Lucroy & Co. accessorized for the occasion instead, wearing pink wristbands, pink ribbons and, in Nyjer Morgan's case, pink spikes. He might have swung a pink bat for his ninth-inning plate appearance had his first name not been misspelled on the model he was sent by Louisville Slugger.