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June 5, 2017 Pat's View: Funny nose glasses
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By Pat Cashman

It was intended as a simple commercial promoting a baseball giveaway---in which 30,000 Mariners’ baseball fans would each receive a free vinyl M’s jacket when they came through the turnstiles on August 23rd, 1981.

The commercial was written and produced by the person writing this column. At the time, I was a freshly-minted (for breath purposes) producer for KING TV, the Mariners’ broadcast station of the early ‘80’s (carrying a measly 15 games out of 162.)

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I thought it would be funny to feature an actual Mariner player as the spokesman---one who starts out doing a straightforward sales job---but is misinformed about what is actually being promoted. The premise had the player pitching a (non-existent) “Funny Nose Glasses Night”---rather than the actual “Jacket Night” promotion. Laughs would hopefully ensue.

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