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.
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.