Let’s be honest right off the hop here: baseball players rarely make good actors. Justin Verlander’s comic performances in video game commercials notwithstanding, it’s probably a good idea most players don’t try to make a career out of acting. (I will also allow for C.J. Wilson’s guest spot on The Mindy Project during which he hurled dinner rolls at Mindy Kaling as being a rare great example).
This Thanksgiving, to celebrate $39 three-game ticket packs, the Tigers asked a few players to recreate the Yankee Swap scene from The Office as a way to demonstrate that the tickets are a gift anyone would want to steal. Before we break down our assessment of the clip as a whole, why don’t you give it a watch so you can really appreciate it in all its... glory? Uniqueness?
Anyway, it’s certainly something you need to see in order to fully believe, that’s for sure.
A deal so good we recreated The Office’s Yankee Swap for it ➡️ https://t.co/YWjAWjbwAd pic.twitter.com/yZ33vYvnlM— Detroit Tigers (@tigers) November 27, 2020
Here’s what we can say for certain after watching this new holiday classic:
- Daniel Norris is trying very hard, and his beard is in fine shape
- Buck Farmer’s beard also looks great
- Tarik Skubal manages some decent comic timing halfway through this
- TYLER ALEXANDER’S MUSTACHE OMG
- Tyler Alexander, on the whole, is the best part of this
- Derek Hill is charming and clearly having a great time filming
- Did we mention Tyler Alexander’s mustache?
While it might not be the best thing we’ve ever seen, and the term “trainwreck” might even periodically apply, by the end I have to admit I was smiling, so that’s definitely a plus.