Viral Video Time! Evan Longoria saves a reporter’s life

Viral Video Time! Evan Longoria saves a reporter’s life


Here’s a viral video that has been making the rounds over the past week: Maybe you’ve seen Tampa Bay Rays star third baseman Evan Longoria(notes) saving the noggin’ of a distracted television reporter with an unbelievable grab?

The video, of course, is about as real as Longoria hanging from a helicopter while looking for his lost cap last year. Looking at the banners in the background, it’s not hard to decipher which of Longoria’s sponsored companies coughed up for the CGI either. The subliminal message sent by Gillette here? Smooth move.

Still, it’s a pretty slickly produced spot and one that’s fun to watch and replay, so no problem here with passing it along. Maybe the next installment can feature Longo shooting the ball out of the air with his lost AK-47?

PS — The ballpark used for the shoot looks like Bradenton’s McKechnie Field, spring training home of the Pittsburgh Pirates and about a 30-minute drive over the Sunshine Skyway Bridge from St. Petersburg’s Tropicana Field. Super convenient for Longoria.

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