The Minnesota Twins organization is no stranger to utilizing clever and offbeat ad campaigns to promote their product. Some of last season’s ads included Jim Thome as a Paul Bunyan-esque character and current manager Ron Gardenhire and former skipper Tom Kelly donning wigs are just a sampling of how unique the Twins have been in their commercials.
The latest installment, entitled “Sorta-Deep Thoughts from Twins Territory” stars catcher Joe Mauer and Ron Gardenhire in separate spots articulating their own sorta deep-thoughts, clearly an homage to the classic Saturday Night Live bit, “Deep Thoughts by Jack Handey”.
Joe Mauer, sporting a Twins shirt and a turtleneck, expresses his own sorta-deep thought, all the while stroking a stuffed lion:
Some people think I’m too reserved. But really, I’m a prankster. Like the prank where I act like I’m real reserved all the time. That’s a good one.”
And Gardy’s, riffing on his often tumultuous relationship with umpires:
“I never would want to argue with my Grandma, so maybe umpires should dress like my Grandma. Then we could all get along better.”
Haha. Sure, it won’t erase the 99-loss season from last year or exempt the team — especially Mauer — from another subpar season, but it’s an amusing bit.