World Series Masterpass Ad

World Series Masterpass Ad

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World Series Masterpass Ad refers to a CGI advertisement which was displayed onscreen during Game 2 of the 2017 World Series between the Houston Astros and the Los Angeles Dodgers. A glitch caused the advertisement to obscure an Astros player's head as he made a catch, leading to jokes about the moment on Twitter.


On October 25th, 2017, in the sixth inning of Game 2 of the 2017 World Series, a glitch in a CGI ad for Masterpass caused the head of Houston Astros player George Springer to be obscured as he made a catch in the outfield[1] (shown below).

CGI Masterpass ad blocking the head of George Springer on TV as he made an outfield catch


Immediately after the moment aired, Twitter users began joking about it. The jokes appeared one of two ways. One way found Twitter users photoshopping the ad to show various different messages. For example, Twitter user @atf13atf[2] uploaded an edit which references the fact the Washington Nationals have never won a playoff series, gaining over 250 retweets (shown below, left). Twitter user @lindseyadler[3] uploaded an edit that made the ad simply read "ass" (shown below, right).

MasterPass Ad in World Series edited to point out that Washington Nationals never won a playoff series Edit of the Multipass ad on the World Series to read only ASS

Other Twitter users joked about the moment by adding captions to the original image (examples shown below). The jokes were covered by SBNation,[1] Yahoo Sports,[6] NY Daily News,[7] AOL Finance,[8] Awful Announcing,[4] and Twitter Moments.[5]

Tweet joking that the catcher's name has been redacted Tweet joking that Masterpass decapitated Springer

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Masterpass ad at World Series that takes up the whole screen Tweet joking that Masterpass now comes with identity protection, as they block outfielders head when he makes a catch Tweet jokingly calling for help because Masterpass Ad is eating George Springer Tweet joking that the ad glitch was sponsored by MasterPass Tweet joking that George Springer is going as a MasterPass ad for Halloween Tweet joking that MasterPass is the first brand to ever play in the world series

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