This will be among the best political ads you'll ever find because it's not about electing politicians, it's about sending Carlos Gomez of the Milwaukee Brewers to the major league All-Star Game. From the tone of the narrator's voice, to the sound effects and visual imagery, this "scare ad" is hilariously perfect.
It even includes the man himself saying, "I'm Carlos Gomez and I approved this message," at the end.
The ad dropped Wednesday, after Gomez already made a surge in the voting. He finds himself among the top three outfielders, along with Yasiel Puig of the Dodgers and Giancarlo Stanton of the Marlins, in making a bid to start at Target Field in Minneapolis on July 15. The key here, according to the mock ad the Brewers produced, is that Gomez actually plays center field, and is one of the best defensive players at his position in the league. In 2013, the ad notes, none of the National League's starting outfielders played center on frequent basis.
"In a game that determines home-field advantage for the World Series, do you want a corner outfielder playing center field?"
It's not only better for the NL, but it's also ethically and morally correct. There's no resisting the logic.
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