Japanese Baseball... New Signage Inventory?

Check out the short Japanese baseball clip below... The video details two (2) pieces of signage inventory that I have yet to see offered in Major League Baseball:

  • Cisco has "on-the-field" branding behind home plate (I cannot tell if this is a graphic or actual branding in the turf)
  • An alcoholic beverage company has paid to feature their actual product image (beer can) next to the meter that measures pitch speed

Two very interesting tactics! Please let me know if you have seen similar practices implemented elsewhere...