With the Yankees facing Texas Rangers starter Colby Lewis in Game 6, Swisher did not take kindly to a reporter asking teammates a couple lockers down about Lee.But that wasn't the first time Swisher got upset over questions about Lee. There was also this from Wallace Matthews:
"You guys are talking about Cliff Lee?" said Swisher out loud in a room full of reporters. "[Expletive], who cares?"
As he walked off, Swisher said, "I can't wait to hit against his [behind]."
Later, when asked about saying this out loud with reporters present, Swisher cut off a question when the words "Cliff Lee" were uttered.
"I'm not talking about Cliff Lee," Swisher said. "I don't give a [expletive]."
After last Saturday's Game 2 here, Swisher was deluged with questions about Lee in advance of his Game 3 start at Yankee Stadium. After the waves of reporters had dispersed, I overheard Swisher say to one of my colleagues, "If one more guy asks me about Cliff Lee, I'm gonna punch him right in the (bleeping) mouth.''He's got a big mouth, but at least the dude is honest. I can't really blame him either. It must be very annoying to be asked about the same guy 100 times, then lose to him and go over all the same questions a few days later. I know I would be about ready to punch someone.
Since I've never been able to pass up an invitation like that, I immediately walked over to Swisher and asked, "So what about Cliff Lee?''
Swisher wheeled around with murder in his eyes, and then stopped and laughed. "Please, ask me about him after the game,'' he said, "Ok, bro?''