Kratz's commercial draws attention, ribbing

Kratz's commercial draws attention, ribbing

ATLANTA -- Erik Kratz is a Tony Award hopeful, but a CLIO Award seems more likely.

It has been difficult to miss his commercials for Godschall's turkey bacon during Phillies broadcasts, most notably one in which he talks to a cartoon turkey dressed as a pig. The commercial has gone viral locally.

"I had a blast," the catcher said Wednesday at Turner Field. "I don't know if commercials are my forte, but I had fun."

Kratz's father, Floyd Kratz, is a co-owner of the company, so he asked his son if he would help.

"A lot of people think they're cool," Kratz said.

And his teammates?

"Teammates make fun of me," he said.

Todd Zolecki is a reporter for This story was not subject to the approval of Major League Baseball or its clubs.