Posted tagged ‘Mother’s Day’

Did you play Bill Hall on your fantasy team for Mother’s Day?

May 14, 2012

Bill Hall made his Orioles debut a special one with a home run in the eighth inning the day before Mother’s day. That home run prompted a shaving cream pie to the face that still had his eyes burning hours later.

Hall was not be in the lineup today against Rays right-hander James Shields if manager Buck Showalter was playing matchups, Mother’s day tends to bring out the best in him.

OK, I’m going back six years, but in case you forgot:

Hall hit a walk-off home run on Mothers’ Day 2006 while playing for the Brewers. He was using a pink bat for the occasion, and to make the moment even more special, his mother, Vergie Hall, sat in the stands cheering enthusiastically.

He dedicated the home run to her, and the bat later was auctioned to raise money for breast cancer research. As the story goes, Brewers owner Mark Attanasio purchased the bat, with the final bid exceeding $25,000, and he gave it to Hall’s mother.

The following year, the Brewers lost to the Mets on Mother’s Day, 9-1. Their only run scored on Hall’s solo homer in the ninth inning.

When it comes to deciding whether Hall should play, it’s wise to think pink. Hall on Mother’s Day is like cake and ice cream because you just can’t go wrong with that.

So if you didn’t have him on your fantasy team, pick him up and play him in the future. If you don’t, you’ll miss out on the valuable production he will bring.