GOODYEAR, Ariz. (AP) --Rain, wind and general gloominess reported to the Indians' spring training camp on Wednesday, forcing the club to move batting practice and pitcher's workouts inside.
The change seemed to ruin the day for a few players.
Nick Swisher wasn't one of them. In Swisher's world, it's 80 and sunny, not a cloud in sight.
"Hey, that's just who I am," the Indians first baseman said, flashing an infectious smile that never seems to fade. "I've been this way since I was like 6."
Swisher, who signed a four-year, 56 million contract -- the largest for a free agent in Cleveland history -- this winter, has brought his endless energy and enthusiasm to the Indians, a club desperately needing an infusion of something following a painful 94-loss season.
While there's some who wonder whether he's putting on an act, the 32-year-old Swisher says he's just being himself.
"It's funny," he said. "I've been doing this for 10 years, bro, and people still question it. It's me ...