Blue Jays: Vladimir Guerrero Jr. and Sr. team up for exciting off-the-field venture
By Eric Treuden
Prior to the Blue Jays' home opener against the Detroit Tigers, a hilarious new commercial has begun to hit the air waves courtesy of A&W Canada.
In the commercial, Vladimir Guerrero Jr., the face of the Blue Jays' franchise, is taking batting practice off of an A&W spokesperson, Allen. Guerrero, joined by his father Vlad Sr., laughs at Allen, who doesn't quite throw the same leve of BP that some of the coaches and teammates Vladdy has on the Jays do.
Vlad Sr., who was always well known as a batter who would swing at just about anything (and successfully, at that!), laughs to his son and says in Spanish, "I would've swung at that."
The commercial aired to promote a new hamburger that A&W will be rolling out courtesy of the father and son duo. It will feature onion rings, BBQ sauce, bacon, provolone cheese, onions, lettuce, tomatoes and a pickle.
A&W Canada also notes that this offering will be available as a "Papa Burger", too, which means there will be two patties (as a nod to the two Guerreros teaming up to advertise this).
In a press release, A&W Canada's director of menu development said that this type of burger was something he had been targeting for a while now, and the opportunity to partner with Vladdy and the Blue Jays was too good to pass up.
This fun off-the-field venture is just the cherry on top for Guerrero Jr., who has already become one of the most beloved figures in Blue Jays history. He participated in the Jays' Winter Tour this year and has regularly been known to be a huge contributor to charities, including his work with the Jays Care Foundation and the Vladimir Guerrero Jr. Foundation.
Guerrero, Alek Manoah and a red-hot Blue Jays lineup will take on Matt Manning and the Detroit Tigers Tuesday evening for the 2023 home opener. The rest of the lineup has performed well so far to start the year and will look to jump on the last-place Tigers early.