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 a propitious time to check out the franchise's 2009 TV commercials. Fans have been invited to vote to pick their favorite spot. Ad-agency types might take the opportunity to vote for anything other than the execution in which the "creative force" behind years of Mariners commercials turns out to be a chimp. For baseball fans, it's worth it just to get a glimpse of Jay Buhner's shiny bald head again. As it has done for years (with or without simians), Copacino+Fujikado of Seattle created the campaign.
—Posted by Mark Dolliver