Found January 07, 2014 on Baseball Hot Corner:
How many days is it until pitchers and catchers report? The January lull takes a toll on baseball fans. Without explanation I sifted through You-Tube in search of the best baseball television commercials available. Too much time on my hands has produced the following results which will allow you to kill five to ten minutes off-season time. Ten Worthy Baseball Television Commercials Chicks Dig the Long Ball Tom Glavine, Greg Maddux, and Mark McGuire provide one of the more entertaining finds. I fear it is true. I now refrain from any innuendo. ESPN Fantasy Baseball with Geddy Lee (Rush) Over the top spot. ESPN has done some truly tremendous ads over the years. This one is a cut above. Sky Perfect TV (aka Japanese Insanity) The pitcher tears his fingernail off throwing a curve. The rest is quite simply pure madness. Ian Kinsler and Prince Fielder Discuss Fantasy Trades Considering the deal between Detroit and Texas impossible for this one not to be included. Baseball World Drills ...
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