Head & Shoulders bats zero with this commercial featuring Joe Mauer


This commercial for Head & Shoulders has bothered me since the first time I saw it.  I can't remember when that was, because I'm clearly trying to block it out.

First of all, I mean, just technically speaking, it does not take 30 seconds to catch a pop-up.  Secondly, at U.S. Cellular Field, for example, there's no way a catcher could talk to any of the fans because the dugout is in the way for most of the infield on either side.  Thirdly, why is he pitching Head & Shoulders for Men to a WOMAN?  Fourthly (is that a word?) – when the chick starts playing with her hair all like, "tell me more Joe while I bat my eyelashes and breathe heavily," it's just playing into the stereotype that women are only sports fans for one reason.  So yeah.  Not a fan of this commercial.  

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Reva is a staff writer for Awful Announcing and the AP Party. She lives in Orange County and roots for zero California teams.