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Wed, 14 May 2008

SSK participates in Pink Bat Promotion for Motherfs Day.

Seattle Mariners 2nd baseman Jose Lopez went to the plate thanking his mother in Venezuela on May 11th in a game against the Chicago White Sox at Safeco Field. SSK has provided pink Motherfs Day bats to Jose for a couple of years now. The 24 year-old Lopez, who made his Major League debut at the age of 20, still likes gEl Chamoh engraved on the barrel of his bat. In English gEl Chamoh translates to gThe Kidh. He made a major contribution in the game, helping the Mariners beat the White Sox 6-3. Lopes, hitting in the 5 hole and swinging an SSK pink maple bat, went 3-for-4 on this day, elevating his average to .291.

SSK signed Jose Lopez three years ago. He wears a Navy / Teal SSK ball glove to match his Seattle uniform. Jose prefers an g I webh glove with a traditional open back style. Lopez asked SSK to embroider his first sonfs name – gJose Lopez Jr.h, on the pinky area when he became a father.

SSK also signed Josefs mid-fielding partner, Yuniesky Betancourt (short stop), last year. The 25-year-old Cuban refugee has established himself as one of the best defensive short stop in Major League Baseball. Betancout also uses a Navy/Teal glove in the same style as Lopez.

Besides Lopez, SSK donated pink bats to Bobby Abreu (NY Yankees) and Kousuke Fukudome (Chicago Cubs). Motherfs Day promotional events started in 2006, instituted by the Major League Office, to enhance awareness of breast cancer and raise money for research. Proceeds from the sale of pink bats signed by players go to the Susan G. Komen for the Cure Foundation to fight breast cancer. Players are only allowed to swing Pink bats on Motherfs Day games as an exception to the rule. Strict color regulations apply during official championship season games.

If you are interested in the same glove as Jose Lopez and Yuniesky Betancourt, contact custotomglove.com, or phone 866-302-1716 to reach the exclusive Internet Distributor of SSK custom gloves in the US.

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