Honorary Bat Girl Thompson revels in day
Mother of three a breast-cancer survivor, lifetime Pirates fan
PITTSBURGH -- The gray clouds blanketing PNC Park, the steady drizzle irrigating the emerald outfield -- none of that was a match for Angie Thompson's radiant smile.The petite mother of three was in her own little wonderland early Sunday afternoon, strolling through the hidden corridors of the ballpark, sitting on the dugout bench, chatting up Nate McLouth. For a lifetime Pirates fan, the view behind the curtain was special. "Never in a million years did I think I'd ever be here," said Thompson, who most definitely deserved special. For every Major League team on every Mother's Day, there is an Honorary Bat Girl. But never has there been a more fitting honoree on a day dedicated to both moms and Breast Cancer Awareness than Thompson.
Tom Singer is a reporter for MLB.com and writes an MLBlog Change for a Nickel. He can also be found on Twitter @Tom_Singer. This story was not subject to the approval of Major League Baseball or its clubs.