In a press release that was disseminated early Monday morning, SportsTime Ohio (which is apparently still called SportsTime Ohio) will be airing a program that documents the life of the jubilant Cleveland Indians first baseman and outfielder, Nick Swisher. Titled “Nick Swisher: Revealed,” it is being touted as an “up close and personal” look at the always-smiling switch-hitter.
From the release:
Swisher shares stories of his Grandmother and reflects on how she influenced him. We also visit the Parkersburg, West Virginia home of his father, Steve Swisher, to discuss how being the former ballplayer’s son and traveling around minor league ballparks impacted his life. Additionally, find out how Swisher’s love for Indians fans and his “Swishalicious” attitude has inspired the “Brohio” movement and what it means to him.
While I can’t speak much to Brohio or being “Swishalicious,” I can say that, having been around Swisher in the Tribe’s locker room, a 30-minute feature will not do Swisher—a guy who is sound bite after sound bite—nearly enough justice. In the very least, however, the Indians finally have a player who is not only a household name, but is worth promoting outside of the confines of the chalk-lined diamond.
The first airing of “Revealed” will be at 7 p.m. on Friday, January 24. There will be roughly two dozen replays that will air between then and February 15.