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Keep smiling, Swish

Posted by: Peter Abraham - Posted in Podcast on Apr 14, 2009 Print This Post Print This Post | Email This Post Email This Post

The Yankees Morality Police will be out in force because Nick Swisher had the audacity to smile on the mound tonight when he was pitching in a 10-run game. This will no doubt be a big issue on the radio tomorrow.

You know what? Get over it. It was 15-5 and they asked a guy to pitch who hadn’t pitched since his freshman year of high school. Wade Boggs threw knuckleballs at the Anaheim Angels Aug. 19, 1997 in 12-4 game. These things happen sometimes.

The best part was when he shook Jose Molina off, even through there were no signs. When he struck Gabe Kapler out, Swish rolled the ball into the dugout for a souvenir. Hilarious.

Derek Jeter thought it was amusing because it was Swisher. “He’s not going to stop talking about it,” the captain said.

But Jorge Posada was not amused. “Nobody was laughing,” he said. “I think today was embarrassing.” Maybe so. But Swisher is hitting .450 and has 10 RBI. Maybe everybody should have what he’s having.

Here is Swisher talking about his scoreless outing:

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His best line was that this game is like an Etch-A-Sketch, you need to shake it and start over again.

Let me say this straight out: I love Nick Swisher. Give him an extension.




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