03/18/10 7:44 PM ET
Zimmerman gets close with Caveman
Third baseman shoots commercial for Geico on off-day
By Bill Ladson / MLB.com
Zimmerman was seen trying to tag out The Caveman at third base. It's not known whether he was out or safe during the shooting.
"It was fun. I think any time you get a chance to do that kind of stuff, it's different than baseball," Zimmerman said. "I really enjoyed that kind of stuff. I stood there and did the same thing over and over for a long time."
What was it like working with The Caveman?
"He is really funny. He made it easy for us," Zimmerman said. "He looks a lot different up close than he does in the commercial. He looks like an ugly caveman."
The Caveman declined to comment on Zimmerman or the commercial.
Bill Ladson is a reporter for MLB.com. This story was not subject to the approval of Major League Baseball or its clubs.