In advertising, using celebrities to pitch a product can generate millions of dollars in sales. Putting a famous face on television tied to a particular product or service is a concept that has been used ever since the creation of the small screen.
Major League Baseball has seen many of its celebrities over the years pitch a wide variety of products. New York Yankees slugger Joe DiMaggio famously pitched Mr. Coffee. It was a marriage made in marketing heaven—DiMaggio was a noted java drinker for years.
In today's world of marketing, many players on various teams are now being used in commercials by their team's own network, inviting viewers to tune in to their network for games.
Here are some commercials made for this season that caught our eye—and not necessarily for a good reason. While some of the ad spots may be funny, we're thinking that most of the players in the commercials should stick to their day jobs.