Yankees right fielder Nick Swisher will be featured on ESPN’s E:60 Tuesday at 7 p.m. ET. If you saw the feature this show did on Mariano Rivera on May 11, I’m sure you’ll be inclined to turn on ESPN tomorrow night. I’d be inclined to do so no matter what since it’s about Swish, but that’s just me.
Here’s the full press release courtesy of ESPN’s Andy Hall, manager of media relations:
ESPN's award-winning primetime newsmagazine E:60 will feature an exclusive interview with Nick Swisher of the New York Yankees and profile what he has brought to the team in the episode airing Tuesday, Aug. 3, at 7 p.m. ET.
When the Yankees signed Swisher as an insurance outfielder prior to the 2009 season, he wasn't quite an afterthought--but his was the least-heralded of the Yankees' mammoth free agent signings that winter. Mark Teixeira, C.C. Sabathia and A.J. Burnett were the headliners; Swisher was just that other guy. Eighteen months later, Swisher is arguably the second-best player on baseball's best team.
But his productivity is just part of the story. Into a clubhouse that was known for its seriousness, Swisher injected some much needed joie de vivre. His relentless energy and enthusiasm initially encountered some resistance in the business-like atmosphere in the Bronx--but eventually his teammates were won over by his attitude and performance. With Swisher, the Yankees won the World Series for the first time in nine years and, for the first time since perhaps long before then, they've been having fun. Jeremy Schaap reports for E:60.
Launched in October 2007, ESPN’s E:60 combines investigative reporting, in-depth profiles of intriguing sports personalities and features on emerging star athletes. These stories are presented in a fresh and innovative format that incorporates producer/correspondent meetings.
For more info on E:60 and some intriguing videos, check out the show’s page on ESPN.com.
I’ll be watching. Will you?