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A friendly game of target practice during BP tests Robinson Cano’s remarkable bat control, Felix Hernandez’s fiery game-day personality creates challenges for a team photo, teammates try to figure out where Fernando Rodney’s arrow lands, and an ‘80s hair band dedicated to third baseman Kyle Seager’s outstanding play at the “hot corner.” These are all among the scenarios for four new Seattle Mariners TV commercials.
The commercials, shot on location during Spring Training, begin airing today during the broadcast of the Mariners vs. Oakland A’s game at the Peoria Sports Complex. (1:05pm first pitch). The game will be broadcast live on ROOT SPORTS. The commercials will run throughout the season on local and regional broadcast and cable channels. They can also be viewed starting today at www.mariners.com, where viewers can vote online for their favorite.
This year’s campaign features 12 players, manager Lloyd McClendon and coaches Howard Johnson and Chris Woodward.
“Where Did it Go?” – Featuring Fernando Rodney, Nelson Cruz, Logan Morrison. Fernando Rodney shoots an imaginary arrow into the air after each save. Logan Morrison and Nelson Cruz, who debate whether the “air arrow” is real, get a surprise when it lands.
“Bat Control” – Featuring Robinson Cano, Lloyd McClendon, Howard Johnson and Chris Woodward. Robinson Cano’s ability to hit to all fields is now well known to Mariners fans. Coaches Howard Johnson and Chris Woodward devise an experiment during batting practice to test his skill. Manager Lloyd McClendon gets involved with a tough assignment for Robbie, who hits it out of the park.
“Intensely Intense” – Featuring Felix Hernandez, J.A. Happ,. Hisashi Iwakuma, James Paxton and Mike Zunino. Felix gets pretty fired up while he’s pitching, especially when he gets a big out to end an inning. That intensity presents problems when Felix’s teammates try to take a group photo after practice.
“Hawt Corner” – Featuring Kyle Seager, Charlie Furbush, Tom Wilhelmsen and the band “Hawt Corner.” Gold Glove third baseman Kyle Seager is a bit embarrassed when an ‘80s “hair band” is inspired to celebrate his fielding prowess in song. Turns out bullpen mates Charlie Furbush and Tom Wilhelmsen are not only huge fans of Kyle’s, they’re “Hawt Corner’s” biggest fans, too.
AND…let’s not forget the bloopers and the official Hawt Corner music video.
As in year’s past, the commercials are the result of a creative collaboration between the Mariners and Seattle agency Copacino+Fujikado. The commercials are shot on location in Peoria, Arizona, and directed by Blue Goose Productions of Mercer Island.
Day 4 / Wednesday, February 15, 2012 / 41 Days ‘til Opening Night in Tokyo / 57 Days ‘til Opening Night in Seattle
Weather: The weather was a little chilly again today but warmed up by the end of the workout. A high of 65-degrees is expected later today and it is supposed to be 70-degrees tomorrow.
Quote of the Day: “Guante. Guante! That’s my word for the day. Guante! Guante!” – Brendan Ryan, on his way off the practice field cradling his new glove in his arms. Guante is the Spanish word for glove.
The Day: While it might feel like groundhog day here during the early part of Spring Training, you can always find, see or hear something new and today was no exception. There was a lot of energy on Field 3 as the pitchers and some infielders (not all first baseman) worked on covering first base on a ball hit to the first baseman.
Infielder Munenori Kawasaki was very vocal on the field, shouting out commands in both English and Japanese to pitchers covering first base. He could also be seen patting a pitcher on the back for a job well done and generally providing energy for the team, much like Brendan Ryan does.
Kawasaki played on Team Japan in the 2009 World Baseball Classic tournament, and while there were several stars on that team that included Ichiro, Hisashi Iwakuma and Yu Darvish, people say that Kawasaki was the “heart and soul” of the team.
Inside the clubhouse, there were plenty of laughs around Felix Hernandez‘s locker. Turns out the Mariners TV commercial scripts arrived today and Brendan Ryan was sitting at Felix’s locker, reading the script aloud as various players including Felix, Dustin Ackley and Brandon League couldn’t stop laughing.
The Mariners marketing crew will arrive in Peoria tomorrow and will begin preparations for all their commercial and in-game entertainment shoots.