WASHINGTON (CBSDC) — Stephen Strasburg is the star of ESPN’s new ‘This is SportsCenter’ ad featuring SportsCenter anchor Bram Weinstein, which was filmed in January, according to Dan Steinberg.
The notoriously comedic nature of these spots was apparent in this ad as well, which opens with Weinstein opening a freezer in a break room — as a uniformed Stras sits alone at a table, arm wrapped with an ice pack — only to find someone had stolen his ‘Glazed Turkey Tenderloins’ Lean Cuisine.
“Unbelievable,” Weinstein says. “I put a Lean Cuisine in here and now it’s gone.”
“Uhhh … what kind was it?” Strasburg asks.
“Glazed Turkey Tenderloins,” Weinstein snipes back.
“Mmm … that sounds pretty good. I hope you find it,” Strasburg says.
“It is good, and I will find it. I’ll send a nasty email about it; that’s how I’ll find it,” Weinstein says walking out of the room, with Strasburg tracking him with a craning neck to ensure he’s out of sight, only to remove a Lean Cuisine package from his ace bandaged-arm thereafter.
According to Steinberg, Weinstein also filmed another spot with Bryce Harper, which will air at a later point this season.
Watch Strasburg’s full appearance below.