Your First Look At The 2008 MLB Postseason Campaign

Monday, July 14, 2008

I figured since I just gave you the news that the Frank TV ads were back that I'd give you some good news. No Dane Cook this year! Big League Stew has the ad that will be gracing your television over the next few months on FOX and TBS....

Okay seriously, what was that? I hate to say this but I miss Dane Cook. Well that's not entirely true but if I had to choose between the two I might have to consider picking him over this random dude typing ala a blogger/reporter.

Update: Thanks to the sleuth-like abilities of all of you we learn that the gentleman in the ad is "Spanish" from Old School. Good work.

BLS premiere: the '08 MLB Playoffs ad, now with less Dane Cook (Big League Stew)


Isn't that "Spanish" from Old School??

Anonymous said...
Jul 14, 2008, 2:08:00 PM  

I liked it

Anonymous said...
Jul 14, 2008, 2:15:00 PM  

That isn't a random blogger. That is actor Rick Gonzalez who played roles in Old School, Coach Carter, and Roll Bounce.

Anonymous said...
Jul 14, 2008, 2:15:00 PM  

It's not John Leguizamo?

Anonymous said...
Jul 14, 2008, 2:19:00 PM  

Hahaha! Remember in Old School when he holds up the beer bong at Will Ferrell and says "YOU NEED TO HIT THIS RIGHT HERE!"?

Think about where they could've gone with THAT as their ad campaign...

But seriously, it's good.

Adam said...
Jul 14, 2008, 2:20:00 PM  

Oh good call everyone...I didn't even pay attention over the crapiness.

Jul 14, 2008, 2:21:00 PM  

Awful, but that seems about in line with MLB's marketing/slogans over years past.

Again about two years too late with using a blogger, like Dane Cook was two years past his prime when they used him.

Anonymous said...
Jul 14, 2008, 2:50:00 PM  

Am I the only one who finds it silly that the pro leagues advertise their postseason? People are going to watch anyway right? Do people really see the commercials and think "Hey the baseball playoffs are coming up, think I will check that out?" 95% of their audience knows when the games are and will watch them anyway, it just seems silly to run commercials.

Anonymous said...
Jul 14, 2008, 2:50:00 PM  

I agree with anon at 2:50. It seems like all sports do it. I've never understooed why.

Anonymous said...
Jul 14, 2008, 3:02:00 PM  

Woah, his mom's basement is HUGE!


"Wilson" said...
Jul 14, 2008, 3:06:00 PM  

"C'mon Spanish.. you're better than that."

Nick Loucks said...
Jul 14, 2008, 3:13:00 PM  

I would rather have a 30 second shot of Bud Selig eating a bowl of cereal.

GMoney said...
Jul 14, 2008, 3:58:00 PM  

Should have a 30-second spot of Selig awkwardly standing up with his hands in his pockets like when Bonds his 756 ... because it is THAT exciting.

I agree with the comments though about "why are they advertising?" no kidding, WTF?

Anonymous said...
Jul 14, 2008, 4:08:00 PM  

Isnt that Benny Rodriguez from Sandlot? BENNY THE JET

Anonymous said...
Jul 14, 2008, 5:42:00 PM  

There's only one October. Oh, and it happens over and over again.

Charlie Green said...
Jul 14, 2008, 6:46:00 PM  

Take the NHL commercial for the playoffs and compare it to this... It's one thing (and probably the only thing) where NHL marketing just completely whips MLB's ass.

Unknown said...
Jul 14, 2008, 7:01:00 PM  

Anything without that no-talent hack Dane Cook is an improvement, but I couldn't help but notice a definite NY bias in the teams shown in the commercial (a risk seeing as neither NY team might make the playoffs).

Unknown said...
Jul 14, 2008, 7:03:00 PM  

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