Jonas Brothers earn mixed reviews for Yankees vs Phillies play-by-play
By Adam Weinrib
On Tuesday, it was announced that the Jonas Brothers will continue their quest for regional domination on Aug. 12 at Yankee Stadium, when they'll fulfill a bucket list item they never even knew they could achieve.
In honor of the event, all three brothers were invited into the Amazon Prime studio with Michael Kay and David Cone to chop it up during the bottom of the third inning of an otherwise snoozy Domingo Germán start in Game 2 of the Yankees-Phillies set.
Hours after meeting Aaron Judge by the field, all three Jonas' had to fend off Cone asking where Saturday's SNL afterparty would take place (the Bros are musical guesting alongside Molly Shannon).
They claimed they'd DM him. Not sure if they'll DM him.
Jonas Brothers: Nick Jonas provides play-by-play in Yankees vs Phillies
Of course, the Jonases weren't there just to discuss their careers. Nick tried his hand at stealing Kay's thunder for the inning, grabbing the microphone for some play-by-play.
Some loved it! (Keep in mind, this is Twitter's opinion. We're agnostic.)
Again, Jonny and his Lasagna said that. Not us.
Others were less complimentary.
Now, did Nick Jonas' play-by-play attempt include a whole lot of, "Oh!"s, and reactivity rather than proactivity? Sure. Did he avoid proper nouns and names whenever possible? Definitely. Did he miss an opportunity to roast Phillies center fielder Brandon Marsh's hair and beard setup when Isiah Kiner-Falefa popped out to him? Yeah, you could say that. Did they call the bullpen "the ball pit"? Pretty sure they did.
But you've got to applaud the effort, and many people were more generous.
Oh, RIGHT! Before coming into the Prime booth, the Jonas Brothers spent some time on the radio with John and Suzyn. God, that's so much better. We're a sucker for that.
The one sigh of relief? With Anthony Volpe at the plate and two outs, there was a genuine chance he'd be hitting his first big-league home run with Jonas on the mic. Would Kay step on his call? Would he let the moment breathe? Would he clam up? Would Volpe send a dinger into the ball pit?
Luckily, the rookie rapped a single, and we don't have to reckon with the reality that all three Jo Bros could've been on an historic call that we would've heard at the Hall of Fame through the Year 3000.