New York Mets fans don’t have to wait until Sunday to see the much anticipated Super Bowl commercial. The team released it on YouTube days before the big game. Exactly what is it that they’d reveal?
As it turns out, not that much. Consider it some promotional hype for the upcoming season. Steve Cohen can cross another expense off his bucket list. The ultimate money flex is to buy Super Bowl advertising. Cohen did it with this fun 30-second advertisement.
The Mets Super Bowl commercial features a nice mix of players
We get a little Brandon Nimmo. There’s Francisco Lindor. Tomas Nido is heavily featured. We learn the truth about Kodai Senga’s ghost fork via facetime. Even Luis Guillorme and Mr. Met make an appearance. Neither had any lines to memorize.
Was the advertisement up there among some of the best that’ll ever air during the Super Bowl? Hardly. It’s a niche audience they’re attempting to reach. The advertisement will only air locally which means we can think of it as more of a reminder that baseball season is starting soon. If you haven’t gotten your tickets yet, now is your opportunity.
I do like that we didn’t get Pete Alonso or Jeff McNeil in this advertisement simply because we’ve seen it before.
Looking back at this gem, it’s the other featured players from the organization who make this under-3-minute scene a little uncomfortable. Any chance we can get Thelma Schoonmaker to edit out Mickey Callaway?
We could use more outside-of-the-box thinking from the Mets and other MLB teams. Advertising during the Super Bowl in the New York City area won’t convert any fans to the orange and blue. It does still allow for a little more crossover to the NFL audience. As diehard of baseball fans as we all are, not everyone enjoys this game.
Improvements at Citi Field are only one of the known aspects of the 2023 season fans can look forward to. It’s part of a culture change in Queens. The Mets are fun, sometimes funny, and most important of all, a pretty good baseball team.