NEW YORK (CBSNewYork) — Nick Swisher harbors no hard feelings.
Sure, his final postseason in pinstripes was rough. The jovial fan favorite was caught in a brutal 5 for 30 slump. After Game 2 of the ALCS, Swisher openly griped about insults hurled his way from the Yankees faithful.
Now with the Cleveland Indians, Swisher has “nothing but awesome memories” from his four years in the Bronx — which included a World Series title in 2009.
“I had such a blast there,” Swisher told WFAN’s Mike Francesa on Wednesday. “I mean, that was such a great chapter in my life, just to be able to experience everything that comes along with being a New York Yankee and the mystique and everything.
“Man, that was such a blast for me. And I was so happy that I got to be able to do that, because New York’s a great city, and I’ll always look back on that and smile.”
Earlier this week, Swisher told reporters he was “hurt” when the Yankees declined to make him an offer in free agency.
The 32-year-old returned home to Ohio, signing a four-year, $56 million deal with the Cleveland Indians.
“To be able to get the opportunity to be in one place, you know, four- or five-year stint, it gives you stability,” Swisher told Francesa. “And for me, man, I just wanted to go somewhere where they wanted me.”
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