The White Sox expected bigger things from Nick Swisher in 2008, when they traded three young players for him.
Swisher was dealt to the Yankees before the following season after batting .219 and not having a true position available for him.
The Sox were well-aware of Swisher’s outgoing nature that could be viewed as being self-absorbed, especially after one incident in which he showed his bobblehead doll to his teammates in the clubhouse.
Sox manager Ozzie Guillen took note of Swisher pumping his right arm after hitting a two-run home run in the sixth inning that put the New York Yankees ahead. But the Sox rallied for a 7-6 win, and Guillen had a quick answer when asked about Swisher’s gesture.
“That’s the way he is,” Guillen said. “Good for him. Enjoy it. I wish he could do it for me, he was a very horse(bleep) player for me.”
Maybe “Horse(bleep) Player” is big league manager code for “low BABIP“?