April 19, 2014

All-Star Marketing Gone Awry

Now I’m all for voting for deserving Dodgers to make the All-Star team, but the following banner ad (running on the Dodgers’ Web site) made me pause.  Martin at catcher?  Absolutely.  Loney at first?  Eh, why not.  But Andruw Jones in the outfield?  Nomar at third base?  Look, I know this was written before the start of the season and these were the names the Dodgers probably submitted for consideration, but it’s embarrassing to the Dodgers, MLB and Monster to still be asking for votes for Nomar and Andruw.  I’m sure the Monster marketing team doesn’t have the resources to edit every team’s banner ad, but you would think that someone would have thought of this before they launched this campaign.