Brett Gardner became an amateur bird-watcher in a new Yankees ad, much to Greg Bird's dismay
The Yankees have done an excellent job in recent years hearkening back to the amusing team commercials of yore with legitimately funny videos. 2015 offered a brief Sandlotreenactment, and 2016 featured several ads, including one where
Now in 2017, the Yankees' video crew is back at it again with some more, like a sequel shot for Castro and Gregorius (and oddly,
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So understandably, Bird's fan club has been following his every movement in Spring Training, just as Gardner does here. The didgeridoo humming along in the background only makes the pursuit better, as Gardner observes his teammate's eating habits and dugout preparation. Then he decides to "lure" Bird out with sunflower seeds.
The GIF likely encapsulates Bird's reaction to the constant coverage. (He's been thriving anyway with seven homers in exhibition action.) At least he's a good sport and humors Gardner by eating some gummy worms later.
We can only wonder how the outfielder-turned-ornithologist would react to watching Bird interact with his cat. Hopefully it's not a Sylvester/Tweety situation. Either way, the next Yankees commercial with Bird has to feature some singing, right?