While this commercial comes in last for me this, it’s only because the bar of clever Mariners commercials has been set very high. Nelson Cruz, our lovable, brow manicured slugger charms in his commercial for Nellie’s Auto Glass. Last year coming into Spring Training we did not know what to expect from Cruz, but he sure didn’t disappoint with his 44 home run campaign.
This commercial is cheerful and whimsical and pays homage to the crazy power that Nelson Cruz has sustained over the last few seasons. It’s a perfect example of what I believe the Mariners commercials try to exemplify every year: reliability and fun. It’s cool to imagine these elevated superstars as normal guys, even car window repairmen.