The Mariners have been an abysmal sight for the past 18 years, but that hasn’t stopped their PR team from being one of the best of the best.
And that continued to show through on Friday night when the official Mariner Moose Twitter account tweeted a video of the team’s long-time mascot reenacting an iconic scene from the critically-acclaimed film Joker. The video, set to one of the movie’s original pieces of music, features the Moose, decked out in Joaquin Phoenix’s suit from the film, dancing along the steps of T-Mobile Park’s left field gate entrance.
As the mock trailer rolls, cute little quips and quotes pop up on the screen, mimicking the TV spots of the real film. At the end of the trailer, a title card of Moose pops up in the accurate Joker font, and while this is just a fun gag, who wouldn’t want to see a Moose origin film a-la Arthur Fleck (minus all the violence and darkness and uh wait yeah let’s not).
Say what you will about the Mariners’ organization, but this puts on display, once again, that they have one of the best collective marketing minds in all of sports. They just know how to have fun, even following a bleak 68-94 season from the major league club, and I can’t even fathom some of the great things they surely will produce when the Mariners start to get things rolling.
I can’t wait to see what other fun things the Mariners PR team comes up with on the side this offseason, or even what they may have in store on a bigger scale. Either way, it’s sure to be something clever and ultimately unique and set apart from the rest of the league. It’s just what they do. That’s life.