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So Halpert can take a punch

Posted by Chad Finn, Globe Staff  May 13, 2011 05:03 PM

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Where's Dwight Schrute with the pepper spray when you need it?

Chances are you've already seen this commercial for New Era baseball caps elsewhere today. it's the one where Yankees fan Alec Baldwin wheezes up the stairs like he's Bartolo Colon to confront Red Sox fan John Krasinski.

I'm posting the commercial here semi-belatedly anyway because it's . . . well, it's hilarious.

    Krasinski: "You drove all the way over here to punch me in the face?"

    Baldwin: "No. I ran. [Pause.] I was too angry to drive."

    Krasinski: "And at no point did you stop and think, 'This is a bad idea.' "

    Baldwin: "No. I still don't."

Beyond it being a clever parody of the absurd lengths we sometimes take the rivalry, I like it for another reason. I think we can all agree that there are few better ways to commence a Sox-Yankees series than to watch one NBC Thursday night star sucker-punch another.

I have no idea what that means, either. Have a good weekend, everyone.

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Irreverence and insight from Chad Finn, a Globe/Boston.com sports writer and media columnist. A winner of several national and regional writing awards, he is the founder and sole contributor to the TATB blog, which launched in December 2004. Yes, he realizes how lucky he is.

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