Daily Archives: July 13, 2009

July 13, 2009

Home Run Derby Subliminal Advertising

Like many Americans, I received this email from Major League Baseball today:
Email from Major League Baseball

And, like many Americans, my eyes went immediately to Albert Pujols’ crotch. After all, Major League Baseball appears to have something thick and dark emerging from it.

Stop looking, George

Clearly this is a shoe, but the choice to include it in the photo at that particular spot seems heady with meaning. Is MLB trying to tell us that Pujols is going to be a stud tonight? Or perhaps they’re saying that Adrian Gonzolas is going to deliver a figurative cleat to the groin. I bet he doesn’t wear a cup for the derby.