September 09, 2008
The generous PR folks over at TBS just sent along their new postseason ad to premiere on the Stew before it hits heavy rotation on television and in movie theaters this weekend. Set to a rendition of "I Love This Town" that Bon Jovi recorded at the All-Star Concert in Central Park, the spot is 2:30 long and features, according to the press release, "some of the players expected to be competing in this year's Postseason."
I didn't have the heart to tell them the said truth about Joba Chamberlain and the Yankees, but apart from that insistence on a fourth-place squad's inclusion and the conspicuous absence of any Phillies or Mets, I generally like any ad that features a catchy Jovi tune. (Though aren't they all?)
And let's be honest. If this appeared on any other network, they might not have even bothered with the Rays and Brewers in going exclusively with shots of Tino Martinez and Mariano Rivera.
For a list of players featured in the ad, click below the jump:
From the TBS press release
TBS, exclusive television home of the Major League Baseball (MLB) Division Series and the American League Championship Series (ALCS), will unveil this weekend a new full-length promo featuring the GRAMMY® Award winning rock ‘n roll group Bon Jovi and some of the players expected to be competing in this year's Postseason. The rollicking new spot includes new footage of the band's recent live performance in New York 's famed Central Park performing "I Love This Town" interspersed with action footage and enthusiastic MLB stars imitating their rock heroes.
The promos feature players from the Boston Red Sox (Jonathan Papelbon, Sean Casey), Chicago Cubs (Mark DeRosa, Ryan Theriot), Chicago White Sox (Jermaine Dye, A.J. Pierzynski), Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim (Joe Saunders, Jered Weaver), Los Angeles Dodgers (Russell Martin, Joe Beimel), Tampa Bay Rays (BJ Upton, Evan Longoria), Milwaukee Brewers (CC Sabathia, Bill Hall, J.J. Hardy, Corey Hart), Arizona Diamondbacks (Chris Young, Conor Jackson) and the New York Yankees (Joba Chamberlain, Johnny Damon) playing air guitar, lip synching to the song and generally playing to the cameras.