Saturday, May 28, 2011

Great baseball commercials

You may or may not have seen the recent clip where Evan Longoria catches a ball that’s about to bean a reporter interviewing him. It’s really quite amazing – jaw-dropping even. Too bad it’s all a set-up with some Hollywood movie trickery involved and it’s all for a commercial for Gillette. Here it is:

Pretty cool, huh?

Here’s one of my favourites from a bit longer ago:

“Hey! We got Cy Young winners over here!” Great line.

Another one for the pitching fans out there:

"It’s not what you think!" A good one from ESPN:

Hit it here, Junior:

For Will and all the other Yankee fans:

And you thought George Steinbrenner didn’t have a sense of humour!

As a good example of a simple, straight-forward and short – not to mention really funny – commercial, this one wins the award:

We’ll finish off with this current one that I happen to like a lot, because of the nod to Shoeless Joe, one of my favourite novels:

And now, back to the broadcast of tonight’s game...

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