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Nick Swisher: nice lack of hustle, bro

Jul 9, 2013, 8:23 AM EDT

In Brohio, one just assumes a ball is going to stay foul. Then one is tagged out by the catcher eight or nine seconds after hitting it:


  1. mattintoledo - Jul 9, 2013 at 8:36 AM

    The gleeful look on Pena’s face as he runs at Swisher makes that play for me.

    • dan1111 - Jul 9, 2013 at 9:21 AM

      Swisher’s sheepish grin is classic, too.

      • historiophiliac - Jul 9, 2013 at 9:31 AM

        Am I out?

      • tuberippin - Jul 9, 2013 at 4:19 PM

        I thoroughly enjoyed the Indians’ commentators:

        *Swisher hits dribbler*

        “Go. Go! He’s gotta run. He’s not runnin’….and it’s a fair ball. You GOTTA run man. What is he doin’?”

  2. tcostant - Jul 9, 2013 at 8:49 AM

    Robbie Cono would be proud. Swisher learned from the best.

    • pisano - Jul 9, 2013 at 8:52 AM

      Too bad you can’t spell Cano’s name, it would have helped your credibility.

      • historiophiliac - Jul 9, 2013 at 9:31 AM

        Who’s Robbie Cono?

      • tfbuckfutter - Jul 9, 2013 at 9:40 AM

        He sells hot dogs at Cono Island.

      • cshearing - Jul 9, 2013 at 8:27 PM

        I get there in my conoe.

      • tfbuckfutter - Jul 9, 2013 at 10:54 PM

        You can call it a date if you take a two-person cognac.

      • reaper60650 - Jul 10, 2013 at 9:57 PM

        Your date has Camel Cono.

    • bigmeechy74 - Jul 9, 2013 at 9:37 PM

      As a yankee hater I was going to give your troll comment a thumbs up. But as a former dorky spelling bee participant, I was appalled at your pathetic spelling of “Cano” so I thumbed it down. You’ve heard his name before right? How on earth would you think it would be “Cono?” I’m honestly ticked off. His name doesn’t sound like ice cream cone. So why would it be “Cono?” Come on man!

    • mrgjg - Jul 10, 2013 at 11:44 AM

      Is he related to Perry Cono?

      • badintent - Jul 11, 2013 at 2:29 AM

        Perry Como was a very nice man that was a nice singer and did many nice charity events .RIP Mr. Como

  3. jm91rs - Jul 9, 2013 at 8:50 AM

    A good coach will bench him for a game for that mistake. Little League 101 right there.

    • bigmeechy74 - Jul 9, 2013 at 9:40 PM

      I know, coach. I know. “Hey guys, who’s your all time favorite baseball coach? Lasorda? Larussa? Torre? Man those guys were great baseball coaches.” Yep. My favorite basketball manager is probably Phil Jackson. I like Manager K for Duke also.

      • stlouis1baseball - Jul 10, 2013 at 9:31 AM

        Damn Meech…”Cono” really has you sideways huh?

      • bigmeechy74 - Jul 10, 2013 at 11:47 AM

        Yeah. It’s just inexcusable. He had to have seen and heard the name hundreds of times.

    • whitdog23 - Jul 9, 2013 at 10:32 PM

      bench him? what does that accomplish? FINE him, and make him run steps at the stadium

  4. Panda Claus - Jul 9, 2013 at 8:55 AM

    If Swisher had been running the catcher probably would’ve picked up the ball while it was still foul. But if everything else remained the same, except Swisher had run, that could’ve been a double.

  5. jayscarpa - Jul 9, 2013 at 8:57 AM

    Must C: Doofus

  6. Tim OShenko - Jul 9, 2013 at 9:00 AM

    I learned something new today. I always thought that once the ball crossed the foul line, it was foul, plain and simple.

    Not that that works as an excuse for Swisher. Dude should probably know the rules by now, being a professional all these years…

    • ditto65 - Jul 9, 2013 at 9:13 AM

      The ball can snake back & forth across the line all the way to third. It all depends on where the ball is when it is fielded.

      Ground crews prepare the base paths to first & from third to pitch and yaw at the discretion of the home team.

  7. 161andriver - Jul 9, 2013 at 9:11 AM

    I wouldn’t quite say it’s a lack of hustle. Definitely a lack of awareness.

    • km9000 - Jul 9, 2013 at 12:00 PM

      I’m sure most hitters would assume they’re gonna pick the ball up as soon it goes foul. It was just a heads up play by Pena (or whoever yelled at him). Yeah, Swisher could’ve at least watched, but again, I bet most guys still get thrown out… It started out foul by quite a bit.

      • whitdog23 - Jul 9, 2013 at 10:34 PM

        why would an alert player picks the ball up ‘as soon as it goes foul?’ you don’t think Pena saw Swisher wasn’t running out of the box? he knew there was a play for an easy out. why wouldn’t he let the ball roll until it stopped or came back fair?

      • whitdog23 - Jul 9, 2013 at 10:34 PM

        why would an alert player pick the ball up ‘as soon as it goes foul?’ you don’t think Pena saw Swisher wasn’t running out of the box? he knew there was a play for an easy out. why wouldn’t he let the ball roll until it stopped or came back fair?

  8. alexo0 - Jul 9, 2013 at 9:22 AM

    Keep laughing clown.

  9. hgfrombc2 - Jul 9, 2013 at 10:02 AM

    Is there a sabermetric stat for that?

    • The Dangerous Mabry - Jul 9, 2013 at 10:30 AM

      I believe it’s a subcategory of TOOTBLAN.

    • grumpyoleman - Jul 9, 2013 at 11:31 AM

      FtBf I’m sure someone that frequents this page has that in his statistical analysis with a bunch of other crap that means nothing.

  10. thebadguyswon - Jul 9, 2013 at 11:08 AM

    Swisher is such a phony. Mr Smiles All The Time to hide the fact that he’s a showboating dbag.

    • Kevin Gillman - Jul 9, 2013 at 1:00 PM

      Yeah the NEVER for Swisher to show us he loves playing baseball, and smile all the time. How dare he do that to us.

  11. hojo20 - Jul 9, 2013 at 11:15 AM

    You could have a daily post about Robinson Cano’s lack of hustle.

    • mybrunoblog - Jul 9, 2013 at 2:25 PM

      Very good point. Cano kills me but he is so talented that his lack of hustle usually gets overlooked. Sadly, if u watch lots of baseball probably half the guys don’t hustle anymore.

  12. rcali - Jul 9, 2013 at 11:50 AM

    Let’s not forget the Indians did lose that game, so it certainly mattered.

    • Kevin Gillman - Jul 9, 2013 at 2:26 PM

      To be fair though, the Indians lost last night because 3 times Mike Aviles had chances to drive in runs, and he went 0-4, striking out twice.

      • grumpyoleman - Jul 9, 2013 at 3:16 PM

        If Aviles had gotten a hit and driven in a run he would have gotten something called an RBI which all the experts on here will tell you is a worthless stat lol.

      • Kevin Gillman - Jul 9, 2013 at 3:59 PM

        LOL…yeah you’re right. Maybe that is why I have many thumbs down comments, because when I state things like Aviles could have driven in runs with a hit, it makes sense?

  13. Kevin Gillman - Jul 9, 2013 at 11:53 AM

    I just feel the love here. I mean if it wasn’t Nick Swisher, and say Michael Brantley that had done that, this wouldn’t even be a post, bro. Great job showing us your bias Craig.

  14. stlouis1baseball - Jul 9, 2013 at 1:01 PM

    You have to run…”bro.” You always…always…always….run. And when you aren’t sure…you run.

    • historiophiliac - Jul 9, 2013 at 1:20 PM

      And don’t turn your back on the ball.

  15. louhudson23 - Jul 9, 2013 at 4:58 PM

    I was kind of surprised he didn’t make an unecessary dive just for routine’s sake….

  16. banger60 - Jul 9, 2013 at 5:18 PM

    Swisher belongs in the circus with the rest of the clowns!

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