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New ‘MLB 14: The Show’ Ad Starring Kenny Powers is Awesome (Video)

by: Joseph On  Wednesday, April 30, 2014

Kenny Powers MLB 14 The Show

The lede here is that Kenny Powers, hero of Eastbound & Down, is starring in a new ad for MLB 14: The Show, the Playstation 4 version of which is coming out in May.

But it seems to me that there are several things wrong for this assertion. For one, Kenny Powers would never wear an old-time baseball uniform like the one in the commercial. For two, the guy in the commercial doesn’t use any profanity or drugs throughout the almost two-minute spot. And three, I’m pretty sure that Kenny Powers actually hates baseball.

All of these facts lead me to believe that it’s actually Danny McBride in the new MLB 14: The Show commercial, rather than his most famous character. It might be a subtle distinction, but it is an important one.

As for the ad itself, it’s all about baseball’s superiority to other sports, and I find it pretty hard to argue with:

For more info, head to the “Baseball Is Better” website here.