SuperPretzel has decided to air a commercial that Harry Kalas taped in March, and will run the spot on TV during Saturday's and Sunday's Phillies/Mets games. The commercial will also screen at Citizens Bank Park during the games, and after Sunday's game it will be posted online at SuperPretzel.com.
We reported in March that Kalas was in a home on Edgewood Road, in Ardmore, taping the ad, which features a family watching a Phillies game in their home and hearing the beginning of a Harry home-run call. Then you see that Harry is broadcasting from the living room, but is too busy eating a SuperPretzel to finally declare the ball "outtahere."
After the legendary Phillies broadcaster's April 13 death, the pretzel makers decided to run these words ahead of the ad: "On March 12, 2009, we filmed a commercial with Harry Kalas. In honor of Harry's legacy we wanted to share it with you." It ends with: "Harry, thanks for bringing Phillies baseball home to us for 39 years. We will miss you."
The company will donate a portion of proceeds from every SuperPretzel sold at the ballpark this year to Phillies Charities.