While his headlining work for 2014 includes Godzilla, All The Way, and a special reunion sketch, Emmy award-winning Breaking Bad actor Bryan Cranston can now add ‘baseball superstar’ to his resume of acting work taken on since the AMC series ended, as he participated in a ‘one-man show’ to promote TBS‘ upcoming baseball coverage.
With the network set to air part of the post-season of Major League Baseball starting 30 September with their coverage of the American League Play-Offs 2014, Cranston has starred in a 6-minute commercial for the cable channel, in which he tries to encapsulate the spirit of baseball and post-season with his lifelong dream performance, getting help along the way with theatrical experts, a former Polo Grounds stadium organist, and former Boston Red Sox pitcher Pedro Martinez.
Claiming to be inspired by the works of Bugs Bunny, Cranston attempts to convey the emotion of a post-season by playing every position on the field, in the booth, and on every team (presumably, with some of the video’s featured franchises already out of play-off contention).
The video description notes: “Looking for a new challenge in his career, actor Bryan Cranston of Breaking Bad puts on a one-man recreation of the MLB Postseason in this new commercial for MLB on TBS. “
Whoever of the 10 play-off teams succeeds the Boston Red Sox as World Series champions, surely they have enough room on their rosters to draft in 58-year-old unsigned prospect Walter “The Heisenberg” White for 2015? Just look at the dramatic passion he can put into “Take Me Out to the Ballgame”:
They just need to play this before every game he plays: