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Tuesday, February 7, 2012

EXCLUSIVE INTERVIEW: NICK SWISHER

" I definitely feel the love the Yankee fans show me..."
--Nick Swisher to Bleeding Yankee Blue

There is no question about it, Nick Swisher is the man. Sure, he was the man in Oakland with the Athletics, but now he's truly "the man" coming to the Bronx and winning over nearly every Yankees fan out there. Why? Because he's an every day man; likable, fun and let's not forget, the guys all sorts of talented too. In his first year on the Yankees, he won a championship and since then the Yanks have been the playoffs every season. A large part of it is because of Nick's bat and Thank God.

So after many months and many requests, we needed to know what make Nick Swisher tick. Finally we got our answers, in our interview with the "Bronx Elvis" himself. We asked him about playing baseball for the New York Yankees, how he feels about us Yankee fans and about his charity...Swish's Wishes. We bring you now... Nick Swisher. Enjoy this... we did.
BYB: How much different is it playing in New York than other cities like Oakland and Chicago?

Nick Swisher: I'll tell you, Oakland and Chicago are great cities and the fans are awesome, but nothing compares to New York. The energy the fans bring every night pumps me up. There's really nothing else like it.
BYB: Describe your emotions to win a Championship in New York your first year in pinstripes?

Nick Swisher: It was a dream come true and we look forward to doing it again!

BYB: When and Why did Swish’s Wishes get started and what do you want to accomplish with your Foundation?

Nick Swisher: Everyday I am reminded how blessed I am. It is important to me to help as many children as possible to experience the same health and happiness that I am grateful for on a daily basis.
BYB: If people want to donate to Swish’s Wishes, what can they do and how is the money distributed to the people that need it?

Nick Swisher: To donate by check, please send to:

Swish’s Wishes Fund
C/O The Community Foundation For the National Capital Region.
1201 15th Street, NW
Suite 420
Washington, DC 20005
BYB: You are clearly the most popular Yankees since Derek Jeter. Do you feel the love?

Nick Swisher: Well, I don't know about that. HA HA! But I definitely feel the love the Yankee fans show me - not just on the field, but off it too. I love NYC!

BYB: What do you think about the Facebook campaign started by Beth Hucke for you to host Saturday Night Live?

Nick Swisher: You guys are awesome! Seriously, I can't thank you enough for the support.
BYB: Have you ever read Bleeding Yankee Blue? We are huge fans of yours.

Nick Swisher: Of course! I'm online all the time and you guys have always been great in supporting the Yankees and our Foundations.

We cannot thank Nick enough for taking a few minutes out of his busy schedule to answer a few questions for us. And just a reminder, this interview was done in coordination with Beth Hucke from WE WANT NICK SWISHER TO HOST SNL on Facebook. Join her campaign.

Also, special thanks goes to Josh Goldberg from ICON Sports Group for helping us get this together to help promote Swish's Wishes. Many thanks!

By the way, be sure the check out Yankees Fans Unite and their Interview with Biz of Baseball's Maury Brown HERE.

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