Long before entering politics, Gov. Ron DeSantis was an accomplished baseball player. He learned the game in the Sunshine State, complete with a trip to the Little League World Series. DeSantis would eventually take the diamond for Yale University.
DeSantis is in a different field of play now, standing in the batter’s box at press conferences most days, as pitch after pitch comes in from the situational hurlers of the Florida media.
In a new promotional effort for his re-election campaign, the Governor yet again turns the tables on his adversaries in the working press, and uses the baseball motif to frame the narrative and, perhaps, to cull more donations for what has been a dynamic fundraising push thus far for the re-election bid.
The digital spot begins with an announcer voice: “The corporate media’s been throwing curveballs all day long, but they can’t get anything past this batter.”
Indeed, the DeSantis on display dispatches his media adversaries, launching zingers and dingers at corporate press ringers over a hard-rocking soundtrack loop.
“It’s why people don’t trust people like you, because you peddle false narratives,” DeSantis asserted to one luckless journalist in this collection of clips.
“These are smear merchants,” the Governor groused at another event. “That’s why nobody trusts corporate media.”
While trust of corporate media may be in doubt, what’s assured is that DeSantis has a collection of merchandise ready to match this spot.
A set of 500 “limited edition Gov. DeSantis classic baseball cards” is available, with each one costing $49.99. Quantities are capped at three on the website form.
For those who want more of a personal touch, an auction is still in process for autographed cards.
This auction runs from Monday, May 23 until Friday, May 27 at 11:59 a.m. or until the maximum bid of $3,000 is reached, whichever is sooner.
DeSantis, who is increasingly becoming a national figure, continues to dominate the fundraising race against potential Democratic challengers. Gimmicks like this will only help to keep that trend going.
AMERICA'S GOVERNOR x AMERICA'S PASTIME
The corporate media can throw all the curveballs they want, but they won't get anything past this batter. @RonDeSantisFL goes to bat for freedom in Florida 👀 ⚾
Limited edition baseball cards & merch available ⬇️https://t.co/72ooHen8Jo pic.twitter.com/9YgrJk5UkZ
— Team DeSantis 🐊 (@teamrondesantis) May 23, 2022
May 23, 2022 at 2:44 pm
Good article! Sadly, I expect most media folks – Florida Politics included – to misrepresent the facts and add their spin.
May 23, 2022 at 11:15 pm
He looks and acts more like a clown than a ball player.
May 24, 2022 at 3:39 am
DeSantis trying to distract everyone from his ever growing size by using athlete comparisons lol. Keep eating pal!
May 24, 2022 at 8:35 am
DeSantis gives new a meaning to “BOTTOM of the inning”
May 30, 2022 at 6:54 am
We all like baseball but we all do not like the working concept of the systems. Funny
May 24, 2022 at 8:38 am
The trumptanic is sinking and the floating turd that is the S.S. DeSantis will get sucked right down to the bottom. Too bad DeSantis isn’t courting jobs from Tesla and Hyundai like abbot and kemp. Instead let’s play hissy fit with the queens at Disney. America is moving on from all this exhausting maga theater.
May 24, 2022 at 8:58 am
Glad he’s getting some exercise! He’s been porkin up like an Ohio hog in October…
May 24, 2022 at 11:15 am
Funny reading these idiotic comments from the Biden zombies above. Florida is thriving. Thousands are moving here. Jobs are plentiful and if you own a home you are rapidly building equity. These zombies say nothing about where this country is right now. Biden is truly the worst President in a lifetime. His policies have brought on rampant inflation / fuel prices, record crime, southern border chaos and on and on. Biden is incompetent but the zombies are more concerned with DeSantis weight. GMAFB.
May 24, 2022 at 12:45 pm
Sure, pal. Rampant inflation has nothing to do with the Trump administration rapidly printing money to bribe voters instead of listening to health experts and controlling COVID. “COVID is a lie. But I’m still shutting the country down and giving everyone checks”. Trump is a failure and the voters kicked him out
May 24, 2022 at 12:56 pm
Hey Pal, we were energy independent before “basement boy” was elected. Spin as you like but I remember what the price of fuel was the day before your “cult leader” declared war on the oil industry.
May 24, 2022 at 2:05 pm
America still exports petroleum products.
Think about that.
We import as much as we export.
Why are we exporting ANY petroleum products?
May 24, 2022 at 12:42 pm
What an absolute moron. Is DeSantis the best Florida has to offer? He’s a whiny little snowflake. Everything hurts his feelings. He’s a Trump mini-me. I will be voting this putz out of office.
May 24, 2022 at 12:54 pm
I just canceled your vote.
Lt. Detective Frank Drebin
May 25, 2022 at 1:33 pm
Really? You just voted?
I better call the Goobernor Ron’s Election Police Squad!
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May 31, 2022 at 6:07 pm
Another cheap publicity stunt by someone better suited to be a circus clown. In the meantime bullets are flying, insurance rates are skyrocketing, and our water is polluted. We are really desperate for a sane, intelligent, mature adult to that is capable of addressing FL’s significant issues. Not some self obsessed con man who only cares about amassing power and money. Little Ronnie needs to be voted out in November.
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