Wednesday, June 13, 2012

Ozzie Smith and Pepsi Max

We're off to see the Wizard! Who doesn't love the Wizard of Oz? Ozzie smith that is. Did anyone else have the poster with Ozzie as the wizard with the black cape and Golden Glove? I've searched the interwebs for an image of that poster that hung in my bedroom during the late 80s and early 90s. Where it went, I have no idea. It probably went to a box when I moved from St. Louis to Raleigh in '92. I sure wish I had that thing...

Well, Pepsi has brought back Ozzie in a major way. The commercial below ends with the Wizard and his signature move. No, it's not the one hop throw to first base from short, or laying out flat to catch a liner going to his left. But, Ozzie was such a great Hall of Famer that his signature move came before the game even started...that's how good he was. As the Pepsi man says, "I love it when he does that." That is not to minimize his over 2000 hits or 13 gold gloves. Enjoy and let me know if you have that poster I mentioned.

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