Fox pre-games are must-miss TV, thatâ€™s for sure. Commercials throughout the day had the pre-game kicking off at 7:30. Yahoo listed the first pitch at 8:05, so Iâ€™m all set. At the official game time of 8:05, I tuned in. Here comes Rogers first pitch, no wait, itâ€™s a pitch alright. A pitch to buy a GM car! Anyone thatâ€™s been watching the playoffs has seen the poor manâ€™s Bruce, Mr. John Mellencamp, singing in a nostalgic-style GM commercial. But now, due to the generosity of Fox, I get to watch him perform instead of watching the game. As if itâ€™s not bad enough having to watch this commercial during baseball time, Mellencamp gets all rockstar on us and takes his sweet ass time getting out to the mic! Itâ€™s the motor city, I get that, but this is what the pre-gameâ€™s for, not a few extra NFL highlights. I have to say, I was shocked to see Mellencamp walk off the field after his performance, as I was anticipating a brand spanking new GM 4×4 to
ride him off into the dark night sky.
Weâ€™re back baseball fans, this time for the National Anthem. Yeahâ€¦ Itâ€™s over, so now onto a few more commercials. Iâ€™ll give you three guessâ€™ as to what the first commercial is. Yep â€œThis is our Country; GM Style.â€`
Thatâ€™s it for me. I will now institute a new policy. I will not, under any circumstance, tune into a baseball game on Fox until I check an online play-by-play source to see that the first pitch has been thrown. In the meantime, I can go to the GM website or MTV to catch a music video or an TV spot.