Friday, July 4, 2008

Let the Great Experiment Begin!

Yesterday was Day 1 of the Nick Swisher Experiment.
I kept track of his at-bats on my mobile phone, and every time he came to the plate, I thought shiny happy thoughts about Nick Swisher, radiating beams of pure love and affection towards him through the ether of the Universe. Kind of like the Carebears used the Carebear Stare on Dr. Coldheart.

The results: Swisher went 0-4, with three strike-outs, and the Sox lost.

This was sufficiently encouraging.

I am convinced that as distasteful as this is:

It is for the greater good of the whole of Twins Territory.

You're welcome.

Ghosts of Christmas Past
This morning I went to the grocery store, and when I got back in the car "Party Like a Rock Star" was playing, and then the truck next to me had a decal that said "Torii Beach."

Happy 4th of July, everybody!

Kudos to anyone who appreciates the pop-cultural significance of this post's title.


Michele said...

I look at that picture and I think..."What the hell is he thinking?" Or am I being judgemental and he is a fun loving guy?

thank you for loving him...near as I can tell it is you and his mommy

Megan said...

I have to say that the picture was taken just before he cut his hair to donate it to an organization that makes wigs for women with cancer. As much as I don't like Nick Swisher anymore since he came to Chicago, I need to respect him for that. I know a lot of people absolutely hate him, but once the context is given for his antics, he seems like a pretty good guy. I am a big Twins fan, so I don't root for him to do well in baseball, but as a person, he isn't so bad. His grandmother, whom he was very close to died of cancer and that is why he grew his hair long like that. The pigtails made it easier for him to collect the hair to make his donation.

Katie said...

Cancer charity work aside, Swisher actually does have a pretty well-known and documented reputation for the interest of the Loving Nick Swisher Experiment, I'll say "Quirky" instead of "BatCrap Crazy and kind of an A-Hole."

Anonymous said...

A Twins fan that I know just sent me to this site as some sort of "cheer-me-up" effort - she thought it was funny.

I think you're all whacked.


#1 White Sox fan

Katie said...

Coming from a Sox fan, that is quite possibly the greatest compliment I have ever gotten.