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 (shown below).
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 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 uploaded an edit that made the ad simply read "ass" (shown below, right).
Other Twitter users joked about the moment by adding captions to the original image (examples shown below). The jokes were covered by SBNation, Yahoo Sports, NY Daily News, AOL Finance, Awful Announcing, and Twitter Moments.
 SBNation – This World Series ad swallowed an outfielder and people had jokes
 Twitter – @lindseyadler
 Awful Announcing – Fox Masterpass ad cuts off George Springer’s head as he makes catch, Twitter cracks jokes
 Twitter Moments – Outfield ad appears to decapitate George Springer
 Yahoo Sports – George Springer's disappearing head was the talk of World Series Game 2
 NY Daily news – George Springer's head disappears behind outfield Mastercard ad during Astros-Dodgers Game 2 broadcast
 AOL Finance – George Springer loses head behind outfield Mastercard ad in World Series Game 2 broadcast
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Oct 27, 2017 at 04:14AM EDT
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