Often the best ideas come from real life. The concept for "Baseball" originated when the spot's director was looking out his window, at his son playing a game with some neighborhood children. Just as in "Baseball," one boy ended up being left out. It was the director's son who extended the hand of friendship and invited the left-out boy to play. The director wrote "Baseball" using what he had seen from his window. "Baseball" was also the first of FBL's spots to use a child's voice for the narrative voice-over. This suggestion turned out to be a good one, as the spot has proven to be very popular since its release.


MUSIC: Your time is gonna come, your time is gonna come. It’s up to you to reach out too. Be that friend who comes along. Your day is gonna come.
ANNCR/SUPER: When you make a friend, you make a difference.
MUSIC: Your day is gonna come.
ANNCR/SUPER: Friendship… Pass it On. A message from The Foundation for a Better Life.

Friendship. Pass It On!

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Your Comments
Ela from Whitewater, Wi APRIL 16, 2024

santhony from Guam OCTOBER 27, 2023
so awsome

Allyanna from West village Lane 2945 NOVEMBER 17, 2020
I really love kindness.

daniyah from ohio JULY 11, 2020
I like the videos

Eloy from Washington AUGUST 17, 2018
This little song has been stuck in my head daily since I was a kid and the video is forever etched in my mind. One of my favorite commercials of all time as brings me such nostalgic memories.

Bravo! What a great video!

Mark from Wisconsin MAY 15, 2016
This is oldie but a goodie!

Anonymous FEBRUARY 16, 2016
Friendship is worth more than a million dollars

Friendship is something special

NULL from NULL JANUARY 30, 2015
Friendship is something special

jacquelinedominguezpalacios from seattle wa  AUGUST 29, 2013
gracias i love you

Noelle R from California MARCH 6, 2013

Joey Q. from Oscar OCTOBER 5, 2012
That was great!

Mica Bauti Juana from Buenos Aires APRIL 17, 2012
It's a very good video! It shows what happens in real life.

Pedro from Buenos Aires APRIL 17, 2012
I like it. I like that the guy is invited to cheer.

Anonymus from Anonymus APRIL 17, 2012
Great video!

belu y cata from uk APRIL 17, 2012
I don´t think it's sad.

belu y cata from Buenos Aires  APRIL 17, 2012
I don´t think this is so sad.

Santiago G. from Ecuador JUNE 9, 2011
Simply wonderful

Arist from Chicago, IL MARCH 21, 2011
I love this commercial, it makes me cry:)

Marcel Myrick from Brooklyn, New York OCTOBER 4, 2010
Friendship never ends!

Jayne M from Dunnellon, FL SEPTEMBER 30, 2010
I love all your commercials.......they inspire me and I'm far from young. Everyone in this world should see all the beautiful messages that we see on TV. Keep up the good work.........and thank you.

Adele T from Chestertown, New York JULY 21, 2010
Thank you for showing beautiful and inspiring examples of values. I have passed on your site to everybody I know. Please give us more.

Gayle B. from Lutsen, Minnesota MAY 30, 2010
These TV spots will make the world a better place...loved them all! Thank you.

Nancy O. from Medield, Massachusetts JANUARY 10, 2010
I saw one of your commercials and then went to your web site. I loved everyone of them. They made me laugh and cry. they were great thank you keep up the good work.

Peter T from New Jersey NOVEMBER 20, 2009
The most inspirational website ever. I am a Christian but these messages have a world wide, cross cultural/religious appeal. They are just wonderful. Praise God and thank you.

kendalb. from milan SEPTEMBER 15, 2009

Bev M. from Canada DECEMBER 28, 2008
This is one of my favourites as its so simple, yet is so true and I really love that a child says the words, not an adult.

Beth K. from Connecticut, USA FEBRUARY 9, 2008
I wish some of the networks would pick this up during Saturday morning TV!

Ben M. from Colorado, USA JANUARY 25, 2008
It is just an original the producers had composed for the TV spot, I think.

ELizabeth F. from Ridgwood, New York USA JANUARY 21, 2008
Can anybody tell me the song that is playing during the baseball commercial?

Paul T. from Toms River, New Jersey USA JANUARY 7, 2008
I can relate to this one. I had coached in the Toms River East Little League (home of the 1998 LL World Champs). We have challenger baseball for physical and mentally challenged children. They had buddies that come out and help them. One year we had a game between our kids and the buddies. The buddies were told to go easy on our kids. They didn't listen. They played their hearts out to mess up. It put big smiles on our kids beating them 30 to 13 and tears in the eyes of the coaches. These kids are very competitive in nature and for them not to play all out to win was very special. I was one of the coaches with tears in my eyes!

John H. from Atlanta, Georgia USA OCTOBER 14, 2007
I love this.

Ahmed from Egypt JUNE 4, 2007
it's good

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