Ahhhh, let us begin our yearly ritual of complaining about how this year’s commercials aren’t as good as the classics.
Recommended topics for discussion:
– What do these commercials say the M’s believe about this series?
– And what is the advertising intended to assuage us about?
– Which players are apparently out of favor and likely to be traded?
– What’s the Moose’s current standing in the M’s universe?
If I were in charge of the M’s commercials, I’d make them all Ichiro-centric. Random 30s slices of Ichiro’s world would be awesome, and probably sell the team as well as anything else could. Like him making fun of Lasorda:
Tommy Lasorda, the tournamentâ€™s official mascot, held court during batting practice with several Japanese players.
Ichiro Suzuki stopped by and spoke passable English with Lasorda, who in turn spoke passable English with Suzuki. Ichiro kept pointing to Lasordaâ€™s circumferentially-challenged midsection and saying, â€œHow many months?â€
Clearly unfamiliar with certain idioms, Lasorda answered, â€œIâ€™m 82 years old.â€