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Swisher: “2009 will be a special year”

Posted by: Peter Abraham - Posted in Podcast on Nov 18, 2008 Print This Post Print This Post | Email This Post Email This Post

ph_430897.jpgNick Swisher seems like a good guy based on his just-concluded conference call.

A few of the highlights: He made it very clear that he wants to play first base, saying it’s his best position and that he would like to see what he can do if he finally gets a chance to play one position instead of hopping around. … He didn’t go into detail about last season beyond saying hitting leadoff wasn’t a good fit and that he learned a lot and was humbled by it. … He has not yet spoken to his pal Mr. Sabathia. … A-Rod called and welcomed him to the team, as did hitting coach Kevin Long.

In general, he seems thrilled to be with the Yankees. Here, have a listen for yourself:

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