The Phillies may be down 2-3 in the World Series count, but Macy’s is apparently feeling optimistic. An ad congratulating the Phillies on back-to-back World Series wins ran in today’s Tegucigalpa Daily News (per the Macy’s Marketing Director) and, closer to home and perhaps of more interest to the locals, in the Philly Inquirer.
While Yanks fans derisively laugh at the baseball version of “Dewey Defeats Truman,” the question being asked by Philly Phans is why the ad is such a laughable concept. Sure, it ran early – but Philly residents will tell you that the Yanks don’t have this nailed down yet.
Which is to say that Philly fans are echoing last year’s “Why Can’t Us?” as the response to the snorts and chuckles over the ad. And so we bestow a Fantasy T-Wearer Award today to the apologetic Howard Griffin, Vice President, National Advertising for the Philadelphia Inquirer. May he enjoy the “Why Can’t Us?” T-shirt, above.