June 20, 2010

Blue Jays Commercial

The Blue Jays have a commercial these days that asks:
Guess Who Leads The League In Home Runs?
It's true. They do lead the league, with 105, 12 more than second place Boston.

Back in late April, a bank teller noticed my Red Sox hat and began chatting about baseball. He said the crowds at Skydome are so small because now that Roy Halladay is not around, there is no one famous enough for most fans to go see. They don't recognize the names of any of the players -- Vernon Wells must be very sad -- so they stay home.

Maybe it's true*. The commercial does not highlight any particular player, it's a steady succession of batters: thwack, thwack, thwack. "Come out to a ball game. You don't know who any of these guys are, but they make exciting hits every so often and you can clap and yell!"

* The Jays have played 33 home games this year and are averaging less than 18,000 per game. That's 13th out of 14 teams. Toronto averaged 23,162 per home game last season.

It's far more market-savvy than:
Guess Who Is Dead Fuckin' Last In The League At Getting On Base?
Or this!

8 comments:

L-girl said...

Off-topic but never off-topic:

I am very happy today because I LOOKED AT THE STANDINGS AND THEY ARE GETTING VERY BEAUTIFUL!!!!!

That is all.

mattymatty said...

It's far more market-savvy than:

Guess Who Is Dead Fuckin' Last In The League At Getting On Base?


Also I don't think you're allowed to swear on TV, though Canadian TV may be different.

redsock said...

Guess Who Is DFL In OBP?

That's way more hip. Kids today are crazy for the acronyms.

RedSoxDiehard said...

LOL

L-girl said...

Also I don't think you're allowed to swear on TV, though Canadian TV may be different.

It is. They swear on Canadian TV.

Michael Holloway said...

Fuck bank tellers.

redsock said...

I believe he also said he is a fan of the Jays, *and* the Yankees and Red Sox -- and has caps for all three. He did not strike me as a serious fan, though he clearly followed the game a bit. Maybe he just likes baseball in general and pays attention to the local team and its division.

Michael Holloway said...

I didn't mean him specifically but rather all bank tellers in Canada.