MLB fans couldn't believe that a motorcycle injury ad appeared during Fernando Tatis Jr.'s at-bat
The past couple years have been so tumultuous for San Diego Padres star Fernando Tatis Jr. that it’s sometimes difficult to keep track of all the incidents that have kept him away from baseball.
Before Tatis Jr. was suspended 80 games last year for the performance-enhancing drug, Clostebol, he was busy recovering from a fractured wrist that he suffered in a December 2021 motorcycle crash. Well, he’s back from suspension now, and someone at Bally Sports San Diego appeared to have the most appropriate marketing campaign ready to go.
During Tatis’ third-inning at-bat against the Twins on Thursday, an ad for Law Tigers about motorcycle injuries popped up over the Bally Sports scorebug.
No way this was a coincidence pic.twitter.com/0ZBfwMTqIL
— Talkin’ Baseball (@TalkinBaseball_) May 11, 2023
I mean, this was just incredible timing. It might have been a coincidence, but it’s difficult to believe that the Padres’ own broadcast would lack the awareness about Tatis’ motorcycle injury.
A company wants its ads to be relevant, and it doesn’t get much more relevant than displaying a motorcycle injury ad during a Tatis at-bat. Law Tigers were getting their money’s worth there — that’s for sure.
Still, MLB fans couldn’t believe that the Padres’ own broadcast did Tatis like that.