I am well aware of the hypocrisy that I’m about to show. I know that I often go on and on about how much I loathe Tony Romo because all he does is grin and name his son “Hawkins” and wear his Starter hat backwards like an asshole. It’s hard to say exactly why I hate his happy-go-lucky sideline demeanor, but I do and that is good enough for me. Where was I? Oh yeah, Damman posted this on my FB wall Monday night during the opening game of the series.
I’ve come to realize that I despise Nick Swisher. Does that douche ever not have a huge smile on his face? Nobody can possibly be that happy all the time. It’s as infuriating as watching Damon and Kotchman hit back to back.This isn’t the first time that I’ve heard people complain about Swisher’s jovial nature. Hell, John Kruk pretty much came out and said that he hated him on Baseball Tonight about a month ago because he thinks that it is way over the top--so much so that it shows up the opponent. Now I don’t know about all of that, but I assume that you would at least want to hear my take as a guy that roots for Swisher Sweet on a daily basis.
Look, I like Sir Swish. When he came to the team in 2009, he gave them a new attitude that was long overdue. While I think shaving cream pies are REALLY GAY, it was better than the old Yankees who showed zero emotion and acted like accountants (boring). He was sort of a breath of fresh air so to speak. Some media types warned that just like in Oakland and Chicago, his act would get old and eventually, they would have to cut ties with Swisher. So far that has not happened. He is still the guy that plays a passable RF, he can hit, and the fans love him.
Now with all of that, you get a lot of “DUDE BRO”-style interviews, exaggerated smiles, and tongue-wagging toward the fans. It comes with the territory. I’ve learned to accept this as just part of him even when I think it is, at times, unnecessary and makes me roll my eyes. But that is who he is as a person and a ball player. I’m not here to try and convince you to like Nick Swisher or argue that you’re wrong for hating the way that he carries himself. He is a modern day Brett Favre (without the douche and cheap denim) in that “he’s just having fun out there”. I don’t think that it’s fake. I think that that is just his personality. This is the same guy who gives a ton of money to Ohio State (paid for the field turf installation even though the last thing that that athletic department needs is more charity) just like George Steinbrenner did/does still so you know that he has weird priorities. I don't care for my Yankees supporting the Fuckeyes. And he’s married to this…
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There you go; something to talk about today. Laugh at the Indians slow collapse or share your feelings on Swisher or whatever the hell you want; it’s fine by me. As teased last week, The Iceman and I did an NBA lottery mock draft which will be coming straight at you like DC The Brain Supreme tomorrow and I may do a live journal of the Draft for Friday. Whatever happens, you will be entertained.