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Popsicles and Wheaties, brought to you by Bob Feller’s crotch and Frank McCormick’s fielding percentage

November 9, 2011

I pulled a couple of baseball related ads from the Hopalong Cassidy comic featured in yesterday’s post. The first has pitching legend Bob Feller hawking Popsicles in his old-timey groin-accentuating pose:

“Popsicles” is close to “testicles.” Just saying.

Next up is a smiling Frank McCormick and Wheaties. I’m all for plugging a ballplayer’s less glamorous but equally meritorious stats, but touting a fielding percentage and only a fielding percentage for a guy who was a 9-time All-Star and an MVP seems a bit odd:

I say all this as a former 1st baseman, the spot where they stick the big lanky galoot with feet of stone. .999 is pretty damn good, don’t get me wrong.

At least this Golden Age Wheaties spokesman only has one chin.

One Comment leave one →
  1. bob permalink
    January 5, 2012 7:11 pm

    i have a bob feller popscile mechanice pencil bat. anyone interested in purchasing it? the bob feller museum has one and say this is only the 2nd one they’ve ever heard about.

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