In a new commercial for Major League Baseball, Washington Nationals' 2010 no.1 overall pick Bryce Harper joins the likes of cinematic legends Forrest Gump and Leonard Zelig, traveling through time and inserting himself into baseball history, helping Yaz will that ball out of Fenway Park, comparing slicked back hairdos with the Bambino, Babe Ruth, and taking Nolan Ryan deep in a kind-of-great, but "No pressure, Bryce" ad for MLB's "For the Love of Baseball" campaign that inserts the 21-year-old Nats' slugger into historical footage alongside the legends of the game.
Here's what MLB's press release on the ad says about the spot:
Celebrating his "throwback" style of play, the latest spot from Major League Baseball's "For the Love of Baseball" campaign sees Washington Nationals All-Star outfielder Bryce Harper traveling through time, inserted seamlessly into old footage of baseball history. Throughout the spot, Harper visits legendary players like Babe Ruth and Ted Williams on their old fields in a virtual black-and-white time machine, suggesting his style of play would make him a good fit in any era.
Check out the video here:
This ad, of course, comes quickly on the heels of the Gatorade "Fierce" ad that was released earlier this week which features the "liquid screaming Bryce" taking an unnamed Miami Marlins' starter yard and tearing the cover off the ball to reveal a screaming liquid Bryce face inside... what, you didn't see that one?:
Wait? What's that you say? You've never seen Woody Allen's Zelig? Aww, c'mon. Leonard Zelig is a human chameleon who...