Over the course of the Winter and Spring, Nick Swisher has worked hard to remake his swing. The new swing, which Girardi describes as "quiet," may result in a much higher batting average to go along with Swish's already excellent on-base and slugging percentages. Swisher explained his new swing to us over the weekend.
"It's just quieter," explained Swish. "Before, I would be really selective, see like 10 pitches. But then I'd get called out on some bull$#!% pitch that was an inch off the corner. Then I'd roll my eyes into the back of my head as if to say, WTF ump? Then I'd shake my head and walk away muttering that the ump should go #$*& himself. Then I'd sit in the dugout and tell my teammates that that ump should go #$*& himself. Now, I'm making more contact, so there's less telling the ump to go #$*& himself. It's much quieter."