2017 was a banner year for Marcus Stroman. He started by winning the MVP award at the World Baseball Classic. Despite a subpar year by the Blue Jays, Stroman had the best year of his career. He celebrated one of his best individual achievements with a Gold Glove Award.
A few months ago, Stroman took to Twitter and posted this photo of himself on a throne. Nobody really thought anything of it because it was hardly the most noteworthy thing Stroman tweeted about this offseason.
One might’ve guessed the throne was metaphorical, but nope, the backstory is pretty simple; it was all a part of Stroman’s commercial shoot with New Era Caps.
— Marcus Stroman (@STR0) January 29, 2018
If you’ve been watching MLB Network this week, you may have caught this new commercial for New Era Caps. It features some of the best young players in the game, including Stroman, Jose Altuve, Corey Seager, Dellin Betances, Robinson Cano and Javier Baez.
Stroman only gets about two seconds total of camera time, but the fact he’s featured among some of the biggest names in baseball – including the American League MVP Altuve – should mean something.
It’s so difficult for professional athletes on Canadian teams to garner attention south of the border. Players like Stroman are changing that.
In case you weren’t planning on doing so already, New Era reminds fans to wear their caps on March 29th for Opening Day. The players will be because it’s part of their mandatory dress code.