You can’t spell “bad” without “ad”
At worst, advertisements are intrusive, crass and banal. At best, they are intrusive, crass and mildly amusing.
Mariner fans were spoiled. We had commercials for the team that were quirky and cleverly written. The product of this creative well sprung forth for many years. Sadly, says the Times’ Kay McFadden, ain’t no water in the well, the creek’s run dry.
Without judging works I haven’t seen … a QVC theme? Trying to sell the team through a parody of commercialism? What’s next, a guy who makes a living by satirizing the spy serial genre getting a gig playing James Bond?
A promise: I’ll reserve judgment until the ads start airing on Saturday, but few of the spots McFadden describes sound promising.
Update: Here’s a link to the ads.