While we were at the game on Wednesday apparently the Padres played a new motivational video on the new HD scoreboard. We couldn't see it because we were sitting in The Point and had our backs to the scoreboard. Even when we turned around it was like sitting in the front row of a drive-in movie theater and impossible to see the content.
We did however see tweets from Craig Elsten at @619Sports commenting on Shia LaBeouf making an appearance in said promo video. I just assumed it must have an actor that looks like Shia LaBeouf.
Is that Shia LeBouf on the new Padres hype video? Who is that?— Craig Elsten (@619sports) June 4, 2015
But was intrigued to find out it really was Shia.
Ok it *was* Shia. I've loved every Padres Promotions video all season...until that one. You can't bat 1.000 I guess. https://t.co/N5fIw7IIYD— Craig Elsten (@619sports) June 4, 2015
It wasn't until this morning that I caught the promo video on the Padres website. It is in fact Shia from a recently released green screen motivational speech he peformed. Shia's a weird dude so I'm not going to go down the rabbit hole to try and figure out what it's all about, but I've embedded the Padres video below. Immediately after watching the video I noticed a low grade headache forming, so beware.
The new viral style videos are the trademark of the new Padres Senior Director of Game Day Presentation. He's the guy that will one day be responsible for your hearing loss and seizures.
Meet the Padres’ wizard of HD entertainment | UTSanDiego.com
"My big thing is the overall experience. That’s my signature," said Coy, 38, who has worked behind the scenes of sporting events since he was 10, when he started as a camera operator.
Maybe you’ve noticed his touch. The music video "Upton Funk," featuring outfielder Justin Upton, has the makings of a viral hit. But it’s exclusive to Petco. This year’s Hat Shuffle game is harder — intentionally so. There are also a host of gimmicks such as the "Not So Nice Tweets" bit with players reading mean tweets about themselves, and a celebrity look-alike shtick comparing fans to famous doppelgängers.