Phillip Wellman, the hitting coach of the Springfield Cardinals, once had a monumental tirade on a baseball field.
That tirade has made it’s rounds on the internet and television for many, many years. It resurfaced around the Cardinal corner of the internet a few years ago when Wellman was named the hitting coach for the Double A franchise.
Not sure what I am talking about? Here you go:
Fast forward a few years and, thanks to Volkswagen and a Super Bowl Ad, and Wellman has found new life for an old tirade.
The following commercial ran during the 2013 Super Bowl. At the :20 mark, we see a brief clip of the above “highlight” and by the 1:08 mark, he’s tossing bases around the grassy hill.
Don’t worry, I will always keep a look out for a little Cardinal baseball, even during the Super Bowl.
Bill Ivie is the editor here at I-70 Baseball
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