MLB released its first ad for the postseason on Tuesday, and honestly we can’t believe they did this.
Bat flips? Shirt-ripping? BEEF?! What is the world coming to!? You could have pulled me aside yesterday and told me this was going to be MLB’s postseason commercial, and I never would have believed it. I mean, not only did they go all-in on embracing the parts of baseball that some fans detest, but they also picked a fire Migo’s song for the postseason.
I can’t even.
I asked baseball rules expert (and SB Nation.com baseball writer) Grant Brisbee for his take on the commercial:
“Baseball can only be played with a long, heavy stick, but that doesn’t mean it should be kept up MLB’s butt at all times. Embracing excitement and passion seems like a good thing.”
And most fans seemed happy.
Glad we have official MLB approval of bat flips and showing emotions. Thank you. Also, including a LoCain smile Good stuff.— Jill (@OLCVTA) October 2, 2018
Did anyone else actually get chills while watching ? Or was it just my AC in the car ?— Mama There Goes Qua (@BronsonDaGawd) October 2, 2018
I'm not even a baseball fan but I am now— Mike Pfeil (@mikeFAIL) October 2, 2018
he''lll yaaa lets hit some dingers
Making me feel some type of way, MLB— Loops (@Sweet_Loops1) October 2, 2018