Baseball marketing execs keep coming up with new ways to benignly annoy us fans.

I’m not sure if this is something that’s already been widely mocked on the interwebs so excuse me if I’m the only one who hasn’t been invited to the party but accidentally came upon it anyway, making for some really awkward conversations with those who were cool enough to be invited. Believe me, I’ve been there already.

But look at this snapshot of the NY Mets September schedule.

Yes, that’s Darth Vader sitting comfortably in the spot already occupied by the September 16th game between the Mets and Nationals. And it’s not just the Mets. I went around some other teams’ websites, and sure enough, there lies Darth on September 16th. It’s all explained by the bottom left hand corner of the above photo – it’s a promo for this Star Wars: Force Unleashed video game that’s apparently coming out.

In one respect, it’s totally harmless. I mean, it’s not as bad as that Spiderman 2 logo on all bases crap they tried a few years ago. But it’s still irrelevant enough to be a bit annoying…

10 Responses to “Who Are the Ad Wizards That Came Up With That One?”

  1. Sarah Green says:

    A onesie?

  2. Paul Moro says:

    Sarah, are you asking me what a one-sie is? Or are you just in disbelief over my idiocy to even write that?

  3. Okay, I get the picture White Tigers, Lords of Death, guys in funny suits throwing plastic explosives while poison arrows fall from the sky and the pillars of heaven shake, huh? Sure, okay, I see Charlie Chan, Fu Manchu and a hundred howlin’ monkey temples, and that’s just for starters, right? Fine! I’m back! I’m ready, goddammit let me at ’em!

  4. Sarah Green says:

    I am trying to figure out what it would look like to have Paul/Furman sleeping in a onesie.

  5. Paul Moro says:

    Unfortunately for Sarah, she has no idea what I look like. I am a man of mystery. The Secret Asian Man.

  6. “Orioles @ Royals, 7:15 PM-Brought to you by the Atari 2600”

  7. I think they did the same thing with the release of Indiana Jones earlier this year.

  8. Coley Ward says:

    Get off of Paul’s lawn!

  9. well now I am disappointed that I didn’t get a nice little visual “reminder” on my Red Sox schedule when Sisterhood of the Traveling Pants 2 came out! WTF?!

  10. OMG! That Darth Vader icon on all mlb calendars has been driving me crazy all season. I mean, come on, at least link it to something.

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