As a lifelong Mets fan I found it perversely satisfying to write the above headline. As a baseball fan, I have to admit, the Phillies earned the World Championship and the Mets choked. And as they say, to the victor go the spoils. Rollins gets the sporting goods endorsement deal. David Wright? Jose Reyes? Nowhere to be seen.
Rollins plays this ad just right. Part motivational speaker. Part pain loving psychopathic short stop. He even manages to spit out the ridiculous name for this shoe, Nike Men’s Air Swingman Remix, without sounding overly ridiculous. I didn’t know you could remix a baseball cleat. Should somebody alert the RIAA?
Both the humor and the message (and the little disclaimer warning you not to aim a pitching machine at your friend’s chest) all come through. Well played Rollins. We’ll see you on the field.