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Nick Swisher is getting his own TV special

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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.

  • The_Real_Shamrock

    “A Swish And A Miss” is a better title.

    I kid I kid I like the guy I just like his wife more!

  • mgbode

    Too much A-Rod/Bosch news lately as I first read the title as “IV” instead of “TV”

  • nj0

    This Brohio thing is a movement? And here I thought it was something dreamed up by the Indians marketing department to put butts in the seats by using a player’s local connections in hopes that the populace would forget their multitude of grievances from the past decade. Guess I shouldn’t be so cynical.

  • Natedawg86

    “Nick Swisher, 2014 AL MVP, The Year of Ages”

  • Wow

    Well at least his personality is contagious.

  • Kildawg

    Swisher does have some acting experience, and his wife is an actress. One has to wonder if the dip will make a cameo in this special?

  • The_Real_Shamrock

    Speaking of movements…damn Indian food!!!!

  • Ed Carroll

    I suppose if that’s actually what happened, there are other teams in town who could learn a thing or two from the marketing department.