Wednesday, April 18, 2007

Can't Hate Swisher

And with the Angels season heading the way that it is (more on that in a second), hating Nick Swisher was looking to be the highlight of the season. But no, Swish is actually a good guy. The A's slugger is growing his hair out, but not to be a media whore like Johnny Damon or Jason Giambi; instead Swisher is growing his hair out to donate to cancer patients.

My hair right now is at 7 ½ inches and I plan to grow it out all the way through April. I want to get the word out there, maybe draw some attention and raise some money. Then I'll have it all chopped off. I might look a little goofy with a shaved head but better me than a woman who already has cancer, right?


You know when you meet a celebrity you admire and they turn out to be a total a-hole? That is devastating, right? Well, finding out that somebody you hate is actually doing a pretty cool thing is worse. So kudos to Swisher on this.

  • The Angels offense is past pathetic right now. So much so that maybe we need to think up a good nickname for it. But this can’t be viewed as a surprise to anybody other than Bill Stoneman. When the Angels of the 1980s came inches from the World Series, they went out swinging with guys like Reggie Jackson, Bobby Grich and Doug DeCinces. Now this current crop of Angels aren’t even trying. The minor-league approach is nice, if it’s a supplement to acquiring real talent. But what happens when those prized prospects such as Dallas McPherson don’t pan out? You get Punch-and-Judy Izturis playing third base and batting second. The team is so depressing right now.

12 comments:

Diane said...

Very nice article on Swisher . . .

The Angels? They are exactly as expected . . .

DAWUSS said...

labels: good guys

WastingCompanyTime6 said...

Nick Swisher: FROM? the Ohio State University...

Mini Me said...

I always thought he looked like an ass. I guess I'm wrong. BTW, for those that have read Moneyball, I think Beane still gets a hard-on everytime he sees Swisher.

Tony Dungy said...

If a man lies with a man as one lies with a woman, both of them have done what is detestable. They must be put to death.

MLB Jennifer said...

Ah, crap.

Do said...

nothing better than a guy in the Bay Area named "swisher".

Not Terry Benedict said...

At least it's still college baseball season, Adam.

Finding a way to physically attend a game at Jackie Robinson Stadium is a lot less painless than watching an Angels game right now. :(

Not Terry Benedict said...

Painful, I mean. (UCLA ejumikashion in action.)

Blonde said...

I would rather be bare ass bald then to have a wig of Swisher's hair on my cancerous head.

He is still a douchebag in my book.

NFL Jennifer said...

Whoa!

James Dungy said...

Mind if I hang around here for a while?