Monday, August 10, 2009
AiAA: Subway feat. CC Sabathia and Johan Santana
"Hey, ZZ [sic]…" Honestly, I could watch this commercial a million times and never tire of it. New York's pair of preeminent pitching talents admiring the majesty of two foot-long phallic symbols…and, that's just scratching the surface.
Santana's stilted Skinemax delivery just kills me. Why did the producers even bother to cast Sabathia? Please tell me Johan Santana does regular local commercial work and/or bad 10-second promos for drive-time New York sports radio.
It's too bad CC Sabathia couldn't mimic Santana's pretend passion. Listen to the fat man's "Yeah, it's 'playing-in-the-Majors' big" line. It comes off like a question delivered by someone who's half-asleep. Let's hope he's not mailing in performances like this during the Yanks' pennant drive.
Finally, whoever wrote the "…beating you-know-who" lines…I mean, really. It's safe to say your blood feud rivalry has become a two-team caricature of itself when used to move mediocre fast food. And, what team could Santana possibly be talking about? Atlanta? Philadelphia? Do the Mets even have a mortal enemy? 20 years ago, their biggest rival was the Pittsburgh Pirates. Are those two teams cool with each other now?
Hey, look! Joe Torre and Willie Randolph, too!