Via CSN Bay Area -
It’s amazing what pinstripes will do to a player.
Nick Swisher, beloved for his Type-A personality in four years with the A’s, was booed every time he stepped to the plate in Thursday’s 4-3 win over the Yankees.
“I’ve never been booed this much in my life,” Swisher said, visibly bothered. “That’s all I really got to say about that.”
But it wasn’t.
“You boo Chavvy. You boo me. For what?” he added.
So, would he admit he was upset with A’s fans after their performance Thursday?
“No,” Swisher said. “I just don’t care,” his tone and demeanor belying the words coming out of his mouth.
Swisher’s outburst seemed unprecedented in the quiet Yankees dugout, as if he wanted to send a message. “Don’t forget.”
I seem to recall Jason Giambi getting the same treatment. In defense of Swisher – and I cannot believe that I just typed those words – he was traded away from the team with years left on his contract. It’s not his fault that he left the franchise. But, I guess the fans don’t care how and why he left…and just see him as being a Yankee now.