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Smiling Jack

John Harper reports on the Nick Swisher Show at the All Star Game:

So none other than Derek Jeter organized an attempted prank by trying to convince Swisher he was supposed to wear his Yankee uniform to the interview session at the hotel ballroom Monday at which everyone wears street clothes.

“Jeet made it his mission to get him,” was the way Alex Rodriguez put it.

Jeter tried to hold back a grin when asked about his plan.

“We had him until this morning,” he said. “They blew it.”

Jeter wasn’t giving up the culprit, but other players said Swisher was spared only because clubhouse manager Robbie Cucuzza didn’t answer his phone Monday morning when the Yankee outfielder called looking for his uniform, and he began to get suspicious.

“If Robbie had answered his phone,” said CC Sabathia, “we had him. Swish asked me like four times, ‘You wearing your uniform?’ Jeet had everyone in on it. We had him going pretty good.”

Swisher didn’t make it out of the first round of the Home Run Derby last night but he wasn’t the worst in the competition either. Either way, the man is soaking it up like we knew he would.

[Photo Credit: Times Square Gossip]

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1 RIYank   ~  Jul 13, 2010 9:16 am

I watched the first round of the derby, first time I've watched it in years. Swish had the right attitude. He was into it, but he was smiling.
In the booth, A-Rod said, "If he misses his first couple, he might go o-fer." Needless to say, it came off kind of awkward rather than the fun, teammate ribbing he was going for.

2 RagingTartabull   ~  Jul 13, 2010 9:20 am

The Boss has been rushed to Tampa Hospital...lets all keep our fingers crossed for him


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