Tuesday, April 14, 2009

Apocalypse, now?

I refuse to think/talk about Monday's Twins game.  I'm going to pretend it didn't happen, actually.

Instead, I have a much more pressing issue to discuss.

I'm terrified to report that I am having warm fuzzy feelings about Nick Swisher.

That's right.  

My own personal nemesis, Nick Swisher.

And these aren't my run of the mill "I will jinx you with my love, Nick Swisher!" warm fuzzy feelings.  These are genuine.

There are few things in life that I find more entertaining than when position players pitch.  And the fact that he pitched a scoreless inning in that trainwreck of a game is even better.  (A little sidenote to Gabe Kapler: I have one word for you, and that word is FAIL. Being struck out by Nick Swisher should haunt you with shame and regret, btw).

But honestly, even before Nick Swisher pitched, I was secretly and quietly starting to despise him a little less.  It's weird.  I think I actually like him MORE as Yankee.  That seems counterintuitive, I know.  

I don't get it either.  

I suppose I kind of respect and appreciate how he seems to be single-handedly attempting to right the ship for his team.  

He does offense, he does pitching, he's a multi-purpose tool!  

Anyway, I will be monitoring this development closely.  Because I'm a tiny bit afraid that me not hating Nick Swisher to the core of my being is actually the first sign of the apocalypse.  We'll see I guess.


Jeremiah said...

You might want to get that checked out by a doctor. I'm pretty sure it's unhealthy to actually have warm and fuzzy feelings... especially for Nick Swisher.

notionc: When notions A & B don't work, try notion c (but try not to get to notion d, that's just sad)

Jessica said...

I think he's playing us, and we're falling for it. It's very unsettling. He even tipped his hat to Carl Crawford when he made a great catch at the wall. That's just good sportsmanship, how am I supposed to hate on that?!

Heidi said...

when ever I find myself having warm fuzzies for nick swisher, which happens to me occasionally (like last year when his walk up music was highway to the danger zone) I immediately find the picture of him shirtless swinging a bat and his hair is all greasy and gross. its found here http://eatapomme.blogspot.com/2008/11/thank-you.html
scroll down about a third of the way. It gets my gag reflex working enough to make me dislike him again.

nelle said...

I was wondering what your reaction would be to Swisher pitching and I think your fuzzy feelings can be easily explained. You (and myself) love watching pitchers bat, especially when it is unexpected. And while we don't see it all that often in the AL, it does occationally happen. Batters who pitch, however, happens even less often and therefore would prompt fuzzies.

Anonymous said...

warm fuzzies aside... you still managed to call him a (multi-purpose) "Tool."

I think this condition is temporary!

PS. Tamales on the Plaza are excellent, and the guys running the booth are funny and personable... also they are in CCMM's old spot, hmmmm?


Katie said...

I'm glad someone got the multi-purpose tool joke :)