The latest "Got Milk?" commercial hit a little too close to home for Major League Baseball.
Poking fun at the sport's steroid scandal, the television ad for the California Milk Processor Board talks about a player getting pulled from a game "after testing positive for a performance-enhancing substance."
"There is nothing humorous about steroid abuse," said Tim Brosnan, executive vice president for business for baseball. "I would think that the California Milk Processor Board and their advertising agency would know better regarding an issue that threatens America's youth."
Geez, that’s funny. Hilarious. Major League Baseball actually having the ‘nads to scold someone else for the way they address a serious issue like steroids. Are you kidding me? Brosnan needs to lighten up. And a little shutting up wouldn’t hurt, either. The league has no one but itself to blame for its current steroid mess. Harsher penalties and earlier intervention would have nipped this thing in the bud 20 years ago.
The ads are funny and baseball deserves every joke, every parody and every bit of teasing it’s getting right now. Walk it off, baseball.
Watch the series of got milk ads here.