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.”
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.”
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