I’m gonna be bogged down over the next few days with the job that actually pays my mortgage, so I’m handing the keys to Denton to get you through to Thursday. But before I sign off, I wanted to post the Tuesday Movie today, so as to keep our audience confused and unimpressed, as we’ve done since 2004.
Unfortunately, this one features the Yankees, or, specifically, David Cone. But since he actually played for the Sox, we’ll give him the psuedo-mulligan. Anyway, this vintage Addidas commercial is from 1999, when the Yanks were actually winning World Series, and features a bunch of NYC hipsters doing “The El Duque” in a nightclub, while Coney practices steps for his own dance before the men’s room mirror. You can probably trace the start of the Yankees’ misfortunes to this commercial… the first nail in the coffin, with A-Rod’s signing being the last, I figure. Regardless, it’s one of the most bizarre commercials I’ve ever seen, and one that played heavily during the ’99 ALCS.
On another note, frequent SG commenter and Sox photog extraordinaire Kelly will always have a place in our hearts for being the first person to show up for a signing Denton and I did for Surviving Grady: The Book. Sure, she was also the only person to show up (except for those BC chicks we bribed with vodka), but that’s beside the point. What’s important is that she’s documented Truck Day with some smashing photos for those of us who couldn’t be there to witness it first-hand. Go.