Baseballs in advertising
While flipping through Yankees Magazine for my previous entry, I saw countless baseball-themed ads, two of which caught my eye because they feature actual baseballs. The first one is extremely clever . . .
. . . and the second one pisses me off. Take a look and see if you can figure out why:
Did you notice the MLB logo on the ball? It has been Photoshopped, and it’s facing the wrong way. See what I mean? It appears on the ball where the Rawlings logo is supposed to be. If the MLB logo were flipped 180 degrees, then it’d be in the right place — but of course the portion of the stamp with the commissioner’s signature is missing.
Still, it’s nice to see baseballs in advertising, and I have a few more examples to share. As you might know, I’ve been saving magazines since the 1990s and using them to decorate. Check out this photo of my college dorm room and this photo of my previous apartment to see what I mean. Earlier this year, I started decorating my new place, and in the process of combing through hundreds of old mags, I found this . . .
. . . and this:
I also found two souvenir-themed ads (with photos that were taken in Anaheim). The first one has several inaccuracies (starting with the fact that these cars would be about 700 feet from home plate) . . .
. . . and the second one is just plain awesome:
You know what else deserves a thumbs-up? This photo from a fashion magazine:
Show of hands: who wants to see photos of my new place when it’s done?
Also . . . World Series predictions, anyone? I’m rooting for the Giants, but I think the Tigers will win in six games.