On Tuesday, President Joe Biden delivered his State of the Union speech.
We won’t get into politics here, but in an interesting way, the State of the Union address and baseball are somewhat connected.
On MLB Network, analysts Mike Lowell, Adnan Virk, and Ron Darling did their own spoof on the situation, and it was quite hilarious.
The crew used some patriotic sounding music to spruce up the atmosphere and give their “speech” a special American vibe, and even spoke as if they were delivering the actual address.
Instead of talking about politics, they chose to discuss what they were looking forward to for 2023.
The video can be seen in the tweet below.
Ron Darling, @adnansvirk and @mikelowell25 deliver their State of the (Baseball) Union address to fellow ⚾️ lovers, sharing what they're looking forward to this season! pic.twitter.com/MH0vfFMQ5m
— MLB Network (@MLBNetwork) February 8, 2023
Virk began the address by welcoming Lowell to the podium, jokingly referring to him as “the senator from Florida.”
At the podium, Lowell addressed his fellow Americans and baseball fans by expressing excitement for the newly implemented pitch clock.
He poked fun at his former Boston Red Sox teammate Daisuke Matsuzaka for pitching very slowly and discussing his thoughts when it happened on days when the weather was cold.
After Lowell’s statement, the actual Senate floor was shown with senators and representatives clapping.
Virk then spoke and expressed his excitement for a little more offense with the shift being limited.
He also referred to the limited shift as the way the game is typically taught, with two infielders on either side, rather than three on one side and one on the other.
Darling closed things out by talking about two young pitchers that he is excited to see, those being George Kirby and Tyler Glasnow.
And thus, the Baseball State of the Union address came to an end.NEXT: MLB Analysts Discuss 2023 White Sox Outlook