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Yankees launch Mission 33

Posted by: Chad Jennings - Posted in Misc on Jul 08, 2010 Print This Post Print This Post | Email This Post Email This Post

Record Breaking LEGO Build of the Big Apple Opening Ceremony with New York Yankee Nick SwisherIt’s a matter of time before this whole day becomes about LeBron James. Just when you thought you couldn’t possibly read or watch any more about him, James is apparently going to ring the opening bell at the stock exchange, give the State of the Union address and serve as Grand Marshal of the Macy’s parade. And he’s going to do it all during an hour long ESPN special.

At least, that’s the way I understand it. I haven’t been paying much attention. I might have missed some details.

Until then, it’s Nick Swisher’s day to land a spot in the All-Star Game, and the Yankees are calling for something called Mission 33. Here’s the announcement.

At 3:30 p.m. today, fans are asked to vote at least 33 times in honor of outfielder Nick Swisher – who wears uniform No. 33 – over the final half hour of the Final Vote. Voting is vital throughout the day, but Mission 33 will be critical in order to “Send Swish” to the All-Star Game.

Voting for the final spot wraps up at 4 p.m., so you have 90 minutes. Here’s the link to vote for the final roster spot. The results will be announced tonight.

That’s an Associated Press photo of Swisher at some sort of LEGO event in New York last week. “Stop fooling around and go vote!” Swisher said. Or maybe he didn’t.




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