Wedge/Hernandez Comedy Team Returns in New Mariners Commercials
The Seattle Mariners and their ad agency, Copacino+Fujikado, are back with a new round of funny commercials highlighting members of the team.
The winning combo, once again, comes from the comedy team of Felix Hernandez and Eric Wedge. When last we saw them, straight man Wedge was dealing with Hernandez’ comical attempts to pitch more frequently. Now we find Wedge, once again showing a deft straight man touch, as goofy Hernandez shows off his new hobby. (And, yes, Larry is back, if briefly.)
Eric Wedge, comedy genius. Who knew?
Four other commercials round out the set, of which I judge the best to be “Impressions,” featuring Brendan Ryan and Ichiro. This commercial is worth watching if only to hear how Tennessee-born reliever George Sherrill pronounces “Brad Pitt.” I always thought “Brad Pitt” was a two-syllable name but apparently there are about 9, when the deep-voice Sherrill lets loose his drawl. George Sherrill may have a future as a villain on Justified.
Watch all the commercials (and a blooper reel) here!