Last year, Chicago Cubs stars Kris Bryant and Anthony Rizzo put the “Ding in Dinger” with their fictitious business, the Bryzzo Souvenir Company. Now the pair are back with an advertisement for the imagined ball-hawking partnership with some notable guest appearances.
— MLB (@MLB) March 31, 2017
In the new video, infielders Javier Baez and Addison Russell work the phones, pitcher Ben Zobrist makes an unsuccessful pitch to change the company’s name to Bryzzobrist, slugger Kyle Schwarber gets a plaque on the employee-of-the-month wall, and recently retired catcher David Ross works as an intern in the shipping department.
But the highlight of the newest comedy bit is Pearl Jam lead man Eddie Vedder auditioning a Bryzzo jingle to the delight of the company’s cofounders. “Long gone home run / this one’s gonna go / kiss it goodbye / that ball is Bryzzo!”
ALL THE WAY
Chicago-born Vedder, a lifelong fan of the Cubs, previously wrote a slightly more serious song in tribute to the team, with the prophetic lyric, “Someday, we’ll go all the way.”