Nick Swisher On WFAN: Yankees ‘Ready To Take Off’

NEW YORK (WFAN) — The Red Sox took two of three games from New York after starting the season 0-6 on the road. Yankees outfielder Nick Swisher joined WFAN’s Joe Benigno and Evan Roberts to dissect the series.

“I think it’s very early, fellas. You know, I mean, it’s early in the season and we’re still trying to gel together as a lineup,” Swisher said. “I think we’re just ready to take off, man.”

Swisher, a fan favorite among New Yorkers, told Joe and Evan that he just loves pulling on the pinstripes.

“2008 was one of times in my life where I didn’t know what do to. I almost felt like I was out in the middle of nowhere,” he said. “Coming over here to the Yankees, man, and being part of that pride, tradition, honor, I mean, it’s really hit me in the right spot. I’ve taken to it and I live it through my game, for sure.”

LISTEN: Nick Swisher’s full interview with Joe & Evan

The outfielder has a 2012 club option for $10.25 million. Does he see himself back in the Bronx next season?

“We’ll deal with that when we get to the end of the season man,” Swisher said with a chuckle. “I’ve been so blessed to be here in New York and there’s no place in the world I’d rather be than here.”

Twins infielder Tsuyoshi Nishioka was the unfortunate recipient of a Swisher take-out slide gone awry. Swisher was apologetic over Nishioka’s broken leg, but said “I don’t plan on changing my game.”

“I’m not a dirty player, I play the game hard and I play the game with my heart on my sleeve,” Swisher said. “I just want people to know that’s not my style.”

Do you agree that the Yankees are “ready to take off”? Let us know in the comments below…

  • Trevor deLisle

    Does Swisher know what he’s taliking about? He didn’t just say “…and wer’e still trying to jell as a lineup…”? Anybody in the Yankees starting lineup new to Swisher or any of the other regulars? Comments like these typify what will be a constant refrain in a losing season this season for the Yankees; Apologies for bad behavior. Like allowing a team with a 1 and 6 record to embarass you like your’e the one with a 1 and 6 record. Did you see what the Tampa Bay Rays did to the Red Sox last night?

  • Kevin

    I agree 100% their pitching is very average at best and your right their hitting is overated! Look at last nights sox game they cant hit good pitching and they are supposed to be best hitters in league and get shut out!

  • sp

    I am a big Yankee fan but I am also realistic. The starting pitching is average at best.The hitting is over rated. If they don’t hit homeruns they don’t score. When they face top pitchers like in the playoffs those homeruns don’t come as often (see the stats of Teichera and Swisher in the playoff). The Yankess have Cano and maybe A Rod who can hit 300. Finally, they are stuck with a situation where the manage can’t do what is right for the team. Meaning move Jeter to the 9th spot and move Teichera to the 5th- Cano is the best hitter on the team and only with the Yankees does the best hitter bat 5th. I am tired of watching Teichera try to pull everything and bat 250. Jeter is an automatic out. the first inning is a loss. Also Posada is done. He needs to retire.

  • Rocky

    No i don’t. They need better Pitching. and i think Swisher could play better outfield

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