Yankees’ Taco Bell spot not very nourishing


If you’ve been watching playoff baseball on TBS, you’ve seen this spot with New York Yankees manager Joe Girardi and pitcher Mariano Rivera advertising’s Taco Bell’s XXL Chalupa. A guy can’t finish his XXL, so Girardi pulls him in favor of Rivera. Girardi slaps the guy on the ass, and Rivera attempts to act, with poor results. I’m not in New York, so I assume this must be airing nationally. Do Girardi and Rivera need the money? I doubt this spot even gets made if Steinbrenner were still alive. The only way this ad would be palatable is if Joba Chamberlain plays the guy who can’t finish his meal—much like he can’t finish an inning these days.