Swisher, New York another bad fit

Swisher, New York another bad fit

Posted by scotgreg on Thu, 11/13/2008 - 20:53
I really liked Nick Swisher during his one-year stay with the White Sox, but it was a bad fit. Playing a game where failure occurs daily, Swisher was fine and dandy when things were going good _ mainly on a personal level. But when he was going bad, like in April, May, July, August and September, Swisher tended to withdraw. At the end of his one and only season on the South Side, Swisher resembled a soldier who had served one tour of duty too many, and there was no way Sox manager Ozzie Guillen was going to put him on the field. Knowing Swisher, he's going to be outwardly pumped up about Thursday's trade to the Yankees. Deep down, maybe Swisher knows New York is the worst place he can go. If Swisher thinks the Chicago media and fans push the negatives too far, he hasn't seen anything yet. The Yankees are always being poked and prodded, and the heat figures to be turned up even higher after the Bombers failed to make the playoffs this season for the first time since 1993. Good luck in the pinstripes, Nick.
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