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Mr. Steinbrenner loomed large in ads, too

George Steinbrenner was the last of the old-school sports owners: larger than life, outspoken, controversial. He was also the first of a new breed to emerge in the '70s:…

July 13, 2010, 12:14 PM EDT

'Beyond Baseball' back for a second season

Today is Opening Day for Major League Baseball—a day of hope and unlimited possibility for every baseball fan in America, even those on the north side of Chicago. It's…

April 5, 2010, 4:00 PM EDT

PlayStation has no time for baseball's MVPs

Sony PlayStation's "director of game accuracy," Kevin Butler, has returned to his favorite hobby: insulting American League MVPs to help promote the baseball video-game series MLB: The Show.…

March 1, 2010, 10:09 AM EST

Orioles pitcher injured shooting ad for team

Fate's mysterious vendetta against my hometown Baltimore Orioles has claimed another victim in hotshot pitcher Brad Bergesen, who injured himself in December filming an ad for his team.…

February 17, 2010, 10:57 AM EST

Yankee fans infatuated with (maybe) Nike ad

In the afterglow of their team's World Series victory, fans of the New York Yankees have been passing around what looks like a Nike ad, listing 15 reasons…

November 12, 2009, 11:28 AM EST

Oops. Macy's thinks Phillies won the Series

The New York Yankees are up 3-1 over the Philadelphia Phillies in the World Series, with Game 5 on Monday night. But this news has not reached the…

November 2, 2009, 12:31 PM EST

SNY ad honors Keith Hernandez's mustache

Fans of Keith Hernandez—and, especially, fans of his mustache—will enjoy this new commercial from Ogilvy & Mather promoting the cable-sports network SNY, on which the former first-baseman is one of…

April 30, 2009, 10:10 AM EDT

Pedroia defeats Goliath in new Dunkin' spot

American League MVP Dustin Pedroia of the Boston Red Sox enhances his performance with a turbo-shot-infused Dunkin' Donuts iced coffee in this spot by Hill, Holliday. The Biblical theme caught…

April 27, 2009, 7:40 AM EDT

Seattle Mariners live up to new ads, for now

With the Seattle Mariners perched atop the standings in the American League West—a phenomenon unlikely to persist for long, if the team's showing last year is any indication—this would be…

April 17, 2009, 7:49 AM EDT

PlayStation thinks Dustin Pedroia is a hack

There's so much to enjoy in this new "Dustin vs. PlayStation" campaign by Deutsch for the MLB '09: The Show video game. First, it's got Dustin Pedroia, the unlikely American…

March 17, 2009, 4:33 PM EDT