ESPN’s award-winning primetime newsmagazine E:60 will feature an exclusive interview with Nick Swisher of the New York Yankees and profile what he has brought to the team in the episode airing Tuesday, Aug. 3, at 7 p.m. ET.I'm not sure how much of the show will be dedicated to Swisher - for those of you unfamiliar with the show, there are usually two or three storylines to be discussed. That being said, I'll certainly be taking a break for the Yankees - Blue Jays game to check this out.
When the Yankees signed Swisher as an insurance outfielder prior to the 2009 season, he wasn’t quite an afterthought–but his was the least-heralded of the Yankees’ mammoth free agent signings that winter. Mark Teixeira, C.C. Sabathia and A.J. Burnett were the headliners; Swisher was just that other guy. Eighteen months later, Swisher is arguably the second-best player on baseball’s best team.
But his productivity is just part of the story. Into a clubhouse that was known for its seriousness, Swisher injected some much needed joie de vivre. His relentless energy and enthusiasm initially encountered some resistance in the business-like atmosphere in the Bronx–but eventually his teammates were won over by his attitude and performance. With Swisher, the Yankees won the World Series for the first time in nine years and, for the first time since perhaps long before then, they’ve been having fun. Jeremy Schaap reports for E:60.
Monday, August 2, 2010
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