GM's "Chevy Guy" creates a memorable World Series moment
The "number one" fear got the best of GM regional manager Rikk Wilde last night as he presented the Most Valuable Player award to San Franciso's ace pitcher Madison Bumgarner.
Watch Wilde tell Bumgarner about the Chevy Colorado's "class-leading technology and stuff" here:
GM got publicity for presenting the award, and is getting more publicity this morning as bloggers write about last night's awkward moment.
Some are writing about Wilde's "bumbling" performance, while others say he "stole the show."
Good presentation or not, GM says he was there because he loves baseball.
From Jim Lynch of the Detroit News:
On Thursday, a spokesman for General Motors Co. said Wilde is not a regular public speaker but a rabid baseball fan. "He is a life-long Kansas City Royals fan, so he was suffering the woes of having watched his team just lose Game 7," said Mike Albano, Chevrolet's director of communications. "His day job is selling cars and trucks and that's what he'll be back doing again today. "And nothing he said was wrong. We've got a lot of stuff in the Chevy Colorado."
A new ad for GM?
I think I have to go buy a Chevy now. pic.twitter.com/FHdN3yFsbk— Pete Blackburn (@PeteBlackburn) October 30, 2014
Either way, the Internet has a new star.