The Fantasy Baseball Generals’ Brian Joura admits, “I like baseball and I like sex, but I really don’t want to mix the two.” Hey, tell it to Todd Jones. (link swiped from Repoz and Baseball Think Factory) :
Yaz is one of the great baseball nicknames of all-time. It’s both simple and elegant. It has the advantage of being necessary and somehow descriptive at the same time. Just typing the word Yaz, I automatically conjure up an image of the player with the dark hair and the big nose standing in the batter’s box with his bat held high in the air, which made him seem even wirier than his 5-foot-11, 182-pound frame.
So, imagine my surprise when I’m watching TV and a commercial comes on for a new birth control pill called Yaz!
Is nothing sacred? Did the people in charge of marketing for this product not understand that particular name was already taken?
Perhaps the phrase “I’m on Yaz” was once uttered by a friend of Margo Adams, but really, that’s the only acceptable connotation between sex and that name.
I guess it could have been worse. It could have been a diaphragm instead of a pill. Just imagine getting intimate and then hearing your woman say, “Wait, I’ve got to put Yaz in.”