For baseball fans of a certain age, there are few things that will take you back to a moment in time like seeing Fred McGriff in his giant blue hat telling you to buy Tom Emanski’s Baseball World Defensive Drills video because “it gets results.”
The commercial is legendary, as before you even watched that you could already see the Crime Dog pointing at you, that kid throw a ball in the bucket behind home on a relay throw, and a circle of youths slapping baseballs at each other on the ground. If you forever want to keep that memory pure, then please do not read any further into this post, because you will soon be wondering what else from your childhood was a lie.
On Monday night, Kenny Mayne hosted his final SportsCenter, in which a number of sports legends joined him to say farewell, from Aaron Rodgers
Fred McGriff says that he’s never actually seen the Tom Emanski defensive drills video (the instructional video that he said “gets results” in the commercial). pic.twitter.com/Of1iVCM5yM
— Awful Announcing (@awfulannouncing) May 25, 2021
If your parents shelled out $29.95 plus shipping and handling so you could get results, just know that it was all built on a lie.