While looking up Swisher’s home run total for the year on MLB.com, I was almost certain the profile title include “Stats, Video Highlights, Photos, Bro” — no really, the brome run has left the cannon and can’t be stopped. Swisher’s on pace to hit at least another 20 of them. Just ask the Indians’ official Twitter account.
This of course inspired a wide away of reactions.
Laura Myers replied “I don’t think I’m OK with that term. Not very Cleveland-y.” If “Cleveland-y” is anything like the speech delivered by that hero who saved the kidnapped women last week, then it’s a bar raised way, way above “#bromerun”.
Of course, it also drew the ire of Orioles Fan Problems, “As if I didn’t already hate him enough, now Nick Swisher hits ‘bromeruns’.” That is fair enough, coming from an American League enemy. However, it also got about 40 retweets a bunch of fairly complimentary “Nice!!!” types of responses from apparent Tribe fans, for what it’s worth.
It’s fortunate that the word “bro” doesn’t work into “batting average” all that well. If Swisher can knock in his usual 25-to-29 dingers, there will be plenty of annoyance for other American League fans to go around.
I guess it’s easy to call it what you want while winning four straight to surge above .500.