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Mariners are No. 1 at something — commercials

Mar 14, 2012, 2:14 AM EDT

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While the Seattle Mariners haven’t been much to look at on the field in recent years, they still continue to put out some of the most amusing commercials in all of baseball.

That might be kind of like building the best car in Tibet, but hey, throw the Mariners a bone, people. At least they’re No. 1 at something.

The two best commercials of the bunch (embeded below, though you might have to click through), involve Felix Hernandez unveiling his ventriloquist act, and Ichiro dropping a Sean Connery imitation.

Felix isn’t much of an actor, but as he showed last year, he does possess a certain magnetism that makes you want to laugh. And while Ichiro draws the punchline of his commercial, the real eye-opener from the bit is that shortstop Brendan Ryan actually makes a very good Robert DeNiro.

You can view all the spots here, including a video of outtakes.

You can follow Bob on Twitter here, or if Facebook is your thing, be his friend here.

  1. cup0pizza - Mar 14, 2012 at 4:13 AM

    Cheesy ads for a bottom feeder franchise.

    • marinersnate - Mar 14, 2012 at 11:40 AM

      Brilliant comment Sir! Thank you for your contribution.

  2. Spiro Agnew - Mar 14, 2012 at 6:29 AM

    I think Ichiro has a real shot at being the next Bond. Side note: Why does MLBAM feel the need to exert such control over such insignificant videos, which happen to be advertisements (the kind of thing you want as many people to see as possible)?

  3. jyoung1891 - Mar 14, 2012 at 7:17 AM

    You need to seriously consider getting a life.

  4. hasbeen5 - Mar 14, 2012 at 9:06 AM

    Sure he’s no All-Star, but unless I’m missing something I don’t recall any stories about him being a bad guy.

    But hey, maybe the dude who, at 2:53 AM, feels the need to get on a blog and call someone they’ve never met a POS has a better grasp of morality than I do.

  5. IdahoMariner - Mar 14, 2012 at 1:00 PM

    Ichiro’s and Felix’s commercials are usually the best each year. It’s nice to see them having fun….and y’know, spring is about hope and optimism….I hope they re still having fun in September (I’mnot foolish enough to hope for October, but a decent showing is .. Possible)

  6. afirst916 - Mar 14, 2012 at 1:19 PM

    This “Mickey Loves You” one has to be the best

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