As MLB.com’s Dakota Gardner points out, this photo of Cleveland Indians outfielder catching a fly ball looks like his image has been poorly photoshopped into an image of a kitchen from a home furnishings catalog. But it’s really just large photo ad for a luxury homebuilder.
We think advertisers could take some lessons from this and start plastering outfield walls with ads that would make it look like an outfielder is shagging flies in a Walmart:
Or while waiting in line to pay his bill at Comcast:
Or getting a final workout in before receiving a pat-down from airport security:
We expect this will be the next big thing in baseball-wall advertising. Of course, I might regret suggesting this the first time that Marlon Byrd tries to run straight through the outfield wall of Citizens Bank Park thinking someone built a Burger King below section 105.