August 14, 2008
Rather than make some sort of snide comment, here's a photo from the commercial shoot:
On a sun-dappled Friday on the baseball field behind Brookfield East High School, Braun took on what even he admitted beforehand might be a more daunting task: trading lines with supermodel and magazine cover girl Marisa Miller in a viral video for a new Remington men's hair-care product.
Under nearly perfect conditions, the shooting of the video went well. The story line involves a softball tournament. When a loose ball got to the fence, it was Miller, in a pink top, black shorts and black tennis shoes, chasing it down. Waiting in the outfield with ball in hand was Braun, dressed in an Affliction T-shirt and designer jeans, with his dog.
"Shouldn't you be in a bikini on a beach?" Braun asks Miller.
"Shouldn't you be signing some kid's ball?" Miller responds.
Cute dog. Also, there's this one:
Not mentioned in the above excerpt is that Brandon Mylenek believes the Twins should trade Brian Bass and Adam Everett for Albert Pujols, and thinks "this blog used to be good, but now it sucks."
HAZEL PARK, MI--In a statement made to reporters earlier this afternoon, local idiot Brandon Mylenek, 26, announced that at approximately 2:30 a.m. tonight, he plans to post an idiotic comment beneath a video on an Internet website.
"Later this evening, I intend to watch the video in question, click the 'reply' link above the box reserved for user comments, and draft a response, being careful to put as little thought into it as possible, while making sure to use all capital letters and incorrect punctuation," Mylenek said. "Although I do not yet know exactly what my comment will entail, I can say with a great degree of certainty that it will be incredibly stupid."
Mylenek, who rarely in his life has been capable of formulating an idea or opinion worth the amount of oxygen required to express it, went on to guarantee that the text of his comment would be misspelled to the point of incomprehension, that it would defy the laws of both logic and grammar ... "The result will be an astonishing combination of ignorance, offensiveness, and sheer idiocy," Mylenek said.
"Tell them who that is. That's Marty Cordova, 1995 American League Rookie of the Year. Woo hoo!"
Sadly, Mac died over the weekend at the age of 50. For an interesting look at Mac's life, check out Alan Sepinwall's well-done 2002 article about him in the Newark Star-Ledger.
Once you're done here, check out my latest "Daily Dose" column over at Rotoworld.