5.02.2007

Baseball: It's Just For Men

It's killing me that I can't find the audio for this (or web evidence, for that matter), but when I tuned into the depressing White Sox losses last night and this afternoon (obviously they've taken to believing that scoring runs any other way besides the homerun is for pussies... or they've just become preoccupied with the homerun in general, kind of like Ed Farmer--who, again today, felt compelled to say "one swing can tie it"! Shut up, Ed, just shut up), I was treated to a Just For Men haircolor commercial featuring none other than Andre Dawson and Carlton Fisk.

I guess it's just the Chicago version of the broader ad campaign featuring (I'm) Keith Hernandez(!) and Walt Frazier... and it made me sort of pray for a version out there featuring Johnny Bench and Joe Morgan (note to Gage: keep your ears peeled). I'd also add that Just For Men seems to be making a concerted effort to feature an interracial ad campaign... it's good to know men of all colors can unite over sports and graying hair.

I'd be lying if I didn't think a little less of the Hawk for stumbling his way through "Take Me Out to the Ballgame" (instead of "I don't care if I never get back" it's some awful, stilted line about gray not coming back, and instead of "three strikes you're out," it's "three strikes gray's out") with Pudge, but on some level it was oddly reminiscent of Bob Dylan and Paul Simon stumbling their way through "Bridge Over Troubled Water" back on their 1999 joint tour. And that was cool just for the novelty. It was nice to be reminded just that Andre's still out there, too... and at least marginally culturally relevant. Ahhh, childhood, how I miss thee...

2 comments:

Gage said...

Joe Morgan needs no hair coloring. He squeezes the extra color out of his own hair to dye that of other men.

Notorious B.O.B. said...

Joe Morgan also loves men...alot.

Im kinda glad Im not getting Sox games down in Muncie right now, they better make sure they keep those pesky Royals at bay in the standings.

B.O.B.