The Poster Child

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The Cubs recently unveiled a new ad campaign showcasing the ‘international breadth and depth’ of the team. A red, white and blue themed ad campaign designed to have an American, international and Cub feel to it all at the same time. Fukudome’s tagline on his poster is “I don’t need an interpreter. My bat does the talking.” Not bad…hope so. Here are a bunch of other ones…see if you can tell which ones are real and which ones are shall we say…not.

Aramis Ramirez: “They say hit ‘em where they ain’t. Well, they ain’t on Waveland Ave.”
Alfonso Soriano: “Cause it’s one, two, three strikes you’re out…”
Carlos Zambrano: “My fastball may be untouchable, but my catchers aren’t.”
Kerry Wood: “Helping young fans make erection jokes since 1998.”
Felix Pie: “Hit like Mays. Run like Pie.”
Mark Derosa: “Wait a second…what do you mean my home might be Camden’d?”

Very much looking forward to the actual ads and of course seeing these guys live up to the hype and the expectations laid out for 2008…Piniella’s already laid out the Opening Day line-up and is talking repeat.

According to Cubs.com: “Piniella said Alfonso Soriano will lead off on March 31 when the Cubs play host to the Milwaukee Brewers, followed by Ryan Theriot, Derrek Lee, Aramis Ramirez, Kosuke Fukudome, Mark DeRosa, Geovany Soto and Felix Pie. He also indicated Carlos Zambrano would start, although Zambrano hinted on Friday that he’d let lefty Ted Lilly have the honor because the right-hander is 0-3 in Opening Day starts.”

Looks like Lou’s got our boys thinking everything we need them thinking already…and not one pitcher or catcher has even reported yet. Somebody should write a tagline about that.

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