June 21, 2007

Remaking The Rivalry

Locally, McDonalds has an ad campaign called "Wake Up The Rivalry." It is a set of four commercials, two pairs. The first one that I saw was of Carlos Zambrano (Cubs) sneaking in and getting A.J. Pierzynski (White Sox) with the old "shaving cream in the hand, and feather on the nose" trick. The next showed Pierzynski getting even and waxing Zambrano's eye brow.

The second set showed Jermaine Dye (Sox) drawing on Michael Barrett's (Cubes) face as he slept. Barrett retaliates by placing hundreds of mousetraps, set and ready, on the floor while Dye sleeps. He then yells at him to wake up, setting off the traps.

In each commercial, the prankster offers McDonald's chow as a peace offering.

I have been wondering if Mac's is doing this in other markets, or if it's just here. But now that Zambrano's favorite punching bag is gone (traded to the Padres), using him as part of the rivalry just doesn't seem right. Hell... it really should have had him and Pierzynski pranking each other, in the first place. They do have a history.

I'm so confused now...

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Posted by: leggerman at June 21, 2007 08:15 PM

"I'm so confused now ..."


Posted by: Quality Weenie at June 22, 2007 06:13 AM

Wow - I would think that would go over really big here in Red Sox/Yankees land. Haven't seen any though.

Now that Barrett is with the Padres - who is he going to pick fights with...

Posted by: Teresa at June 22, 2007 09:56 AM

I have been wondering if Mac's is doing this in other markets, or if it's just here.

I don't think that it is happening here in L.A.

Posted by: Jack at June 22, 2007 11:11 PM

Haven't seen it north of the border.

Posted by: Harvey at June 26, 2007 12:08 AM