Found March 12, 2013 on Mo Better Shoes:
Nike Japan's new TV commercial “The Pledge,” sends the message that players of any sport can inspire team, coach, fan, rival and the world, showing that individual effort and success eventually lead to team success. Part of the “Make Them Talk” campaign, the ad features baseball icon Hideo Nomo and major leaguer Koji Uehara. The ad depicts a young baseball player who makes a pledge for fair play at a baseball tournament, unconventionally emphasizing his own success at the game; Japanese pledges traditionally focus more on team spirit. “Ladies and gentlemen, we all stand before you, but... I ask you to watch me!” The surprised crowd at the stadium segues to those tuning in via radio and TV. Baseball legend Hideo Nomo, seen on a massage table, raises his head upon hearing the pledge from a TV. Pitcher Koji Uehara chuckles at the bold pledge while riding in a taxi. (Click the cc button at lower right to choose subtitled version.)  Nike Japan...

Video: Nike Japan's "The Pledge"

Here's a commercial from Nike Japan featuring former Boston Red Sox pitcher Hideo Nomo and current reliever Koji Uehara. Follow Ian on Twitter @soxanddawgs. And be sure to like us on Facebook as well.
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