Watch: MLB running commercials for new rules featuring All-Stars and celebrities
Major League Baseball, wanting to educate the fans this season about its new rule changes, is airing a series of entertaining commercials with players, managers and celebrities starting Thursday, a week before opening day.
Here are the commercials:
– San Diego Padres pitcher Blake Snell, a former Cy Young winner, asks Chicago White Sox All-Star shortstop Tim Anderson to help pick up his hat only to be rejected by Anderson, since he’s strictly observing the new rule banning infielders from shifting:
– New York Mets slugger Daniel Vogelbach, who doesn’t have a stolen base in his career, is trying to convince manager Buck Showalter he should try it with the enlarged bases:
– Cincinnati Reds first baseman Joey Votto can’t believe he actually gets a hit when his ground ball goes through a non-shifted infield:
– New York Yankees pitcher Nestor Cortes pleads with catcher Jose Trevino to accelerate his pace on a treadmill to prepare for the new pitch clock:
– Actor Bryan Cranston watches a series of baseball clips and celebrates baseball becoming an even better game with the new rules.
“It’s the best game in the world. Now, it’s even better.” - @BryanCranston pic.twitter.com/1E1uNlL6Dv
— MLB (@MLB) March 23, 2023
This article originally appeared on USA TODAY: Watch: MLB's commercials for new rules feature All-Stars, celebrities