I know he rubs some people the wrong way but I actually kind of like Mike Polk. He may be a little over the top sometimes but his Browns stuff is usually on point, and the video he did with Swish two springs ago was pretty damn hilarious.
That being said….no, no, a thousand times no for Mike Polk on Indians Mean Tweets. The whole point of this bit, the reason it’s so funny is to hear athletes and celebrities read things people say about them. They talk, we laugh. They don’t need an emcee as a middle man. It’s like the guy in the bathroom that offers to squirt soap into your hands or throw your trash away. Why? The only time I don’t really find Polk funny is when it seems like he’s trying too hard, and he’s at max effort for the entire 3 minutes here.
In his defense though, he wasn’t given much talent to work with. Kluber, Kipnis and Lonnie were the unquestioned stars of last year’s video. Nowhere to be found this year. The 2016 version is half as long and features 8 people to last year’s 25 (3 of which are brand new to the team.)
Last year (6 minutes) – Tom Hamilton, Lonnie Chisenhall, David Murphy, Yan Gomes, Jim Rosenhaus, Scott Atchison, Cody Allen, Jason Kipnis, Brandon Moss, Carlos Santana, Nick Swisher, TJ House, Chris Antonetti, Terry Francona, Rick Manning, Matt Underwood, Corey Kluber, Zach McAllister, Carlos Carrasco, Mike Aviles, Sandy Alomar, Charles Nagy, Josh Tomlin, BOB UECKER, Michael Brantley
This year (2 minutes and 43 seconds) – Mike Polk, Danny Salazar, Roberto Perez, Mike Napoli, TJ House, Cody Anderson, Joba Chamberlain, Tommy Hunter
Maybe this is good though. Hilarious video last year, no playoff appearance. Reverse jix?
Bonus Bob Uecker Hall of Fame induction speech because it’s funnier than both of these things and anything else you’ll watch today