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Marcus Stroman Featured in New Era’s ‘Claim the Crown’ Commercial

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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.



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.

Ian has been writing about the Toronto Blue Jays since 2007. He enjoyed the tail-end of the Roy Halladay era and vividly remembers the Alex Rodriguez "mine" incident. He'll also retell the story of Game 5 of the 2015 ALDS to his kids for the next 20 years.


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5 Comments

  1. Voidhelix

    March 11, 2018 - 5:56 pm

    Who the eff was the woman, though? It’s a commercial for baseball players, for crying out loud. It’s stuff like this that shows you just how insane psuedo-feminism has gotten. Unless that woman is playing 3rd base for the Red Sox, get her the EFF out of this promo.

  2. Educationtravels

    March 14, 2018 - 2:12 am

    It’s only fitting that the king wears his crown. Perhaps his work ethic speaks for itself. He should of had a cigar in his hand.

  3. Dave

    March 15, 2018 - 5:38 pm

    I think the woman is Dellin Betancourt with a blonde wig. At first, I too thought it was a woman and Googled the question. Why he’s doing that Idk

    1. Dave

      March 15, 2018 - 5:41 pm

      Betances rather damn auto correct

  4. Dave

    March 15, 2018 - 5:42 pm

    Betances rather damn auto correct

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