Mariners commercials … and my acting debut
They say everybody gets their 15 minutes of fame. Mine turned out to be more like two seconds, but that’s ok. My life is now complete, thanks to Jim Copacino and the folks who put together the tremendous Mariners TV commercials.
Stunningly, my role as an extra in the Franklin Gutierrez ad didn’t all end up on the cutting room floor. You have to look quick — and know who you’re looking for — but at least I know that I’m one of the bumbling athletes Guti is trying to coach up in his commercial.
It was great fun to be part of the process, though I think it’s safe to say I’ll not be quitting the day job anytime soon. I will, however, be taking the next three days off … but only because this is my one break in Spring Training.
The Mariners themselves are off today, aside from Erik Bedard throwing a Minor League game. Then they’ll have night games Wednesday and Thursday. I’m headed to Sedona with my wife, but will be back Friday.
In the meantime, you can check out all the Mariners commercials by clicking here. If you’re interested, check out my acting skills in the Guti spot. Just don’t blink!