I’m not sure what the ad was for (a sports cable channel maybe?) It showed ‘Ty Cobb’ in a baseball uniform, holding a bat, and reciting a poem that contained a line about spring training being, “The calm before the war” or “The calm before the storm”.
The actor looked exactly like Cobb, and the very convincing ‘retro’ film effects had me thinking it was authentic footage. But I read later that it was an actor, with some really good makeup.
This question is about an actor portraying an athlete, so I wasn’t sure whether to put it here or in the Game Room.