Wednesday, October 27, 2010

WSC Birth Years: Nick Swisher

Card # 75 - Nick Swisher

Born: November 25, 1980

Nick started off his only season with the White Sox in grand style. He provided offense when the rest of the team was struggling and brought much needed comic relief after a less than stellar team start.

Swisher's antics wore thin quickly and he soon found himself in Ozzie Guillen's doghouse. Although never identified on the record, Nick has been rumored to be the instigator behind an infamous prank involving blow up dolls and bats. This, coupled with his slump shortly after, made some question his integrity. His reaction to less starting time after his offense disappeared caused disdain among his teammates and fans alike. Instead of supporting his team on the bench, Swisher decided to pout and withdraw. Nick's 2008 season can only be described as memorably substandard with a career worst .219 average.


Spiff said...

I really don't know much about Swisher but it didn't take me long to dislike him when the Rangers and Yankees met up in the playoffs. The guy seems to be a genuine jerk.

Steve Gierman said...

His awesome track record of charity work almost overcomes his character flaws. Almost.

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