It didn’t have to work out this way. Buster Posey didn’t have to be a baseball demigod for the Giants. He didn’t have to swing and throw his way into our hearts, either. He could’ve Steve Holm’d us and we’d have no opinion of him -- which wouldn’t necessarily be a bad thing, as opinions can be tricky. Instead, what we got was a franchise-leading player who sometimes makes it easy to forget about the rest of the franchise.
He’s Buster Posey and, at this point in his career and this far along in our adulation, needs no description or lavish praise. So let me point out that he shot some Toyota commercials this offseason and I think you should see them, if you haven’t already.
There’s no need to review these in great detail. Buster Posey is an athlete playing pitchman and he merely does as best he can, but that’s the point -- Buster Posey always gives maximum effort. And the payoff is that the commercials are all funny with great cameos. They are, like Buster Posey is to the Giants roster, perhaps better than the team’s own ad campaign for the 2018 season. I mean, just look at these beautiful works of commerce...
New season, new Toyota commercials ... catch them this Friday pic.twitter.com/ZkeuS9dGmc— Buster Posey (@BusterPosey) March 21, 2018
Kruk and Kuip were like this the whole time. #LetsGoPlaces pic.twitter.com/WRHTTlhpWi— Buster Posey (@BusterPosey) March 23, 2018
I wear a different type of suit to work. #LetsGoPlaces pic.twitter.com/AjFFpku6Ef— Buster Posey (@BusterPosey) March 23, 2018
Can’t argue with Kruk and Kuip on this one. #LetsGoPlaces pic.twitter.com/3NZcahFXSi— Buster Posey (@BusterPosey) March 23, 2018
I’ll let this one slide since Bochy used to be a catcher. #LetsGoPlaces pic.twitter.com/KyWZn489pr— Buster Posey (@BusterPosey) March 23, 2018
There’s really nothing he can’t do. Happy Birthday, you old so and so.