Originally written on Lady At The Bat  |  Last updated 11/19/14
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Nick Swisher's 3rd inning home run and three 8th inning put-outs were a big part of the Yankees 7-1 win over the Cleveland Indians last night at the Stadium. Swisher was his usual boisterous self during the game, celebrating his contributions with that trademark flamboyance of his that makes people either love him or hate him. I hadn't really thought there were people who disliked Nick Swisher until the Subway Series began at Yankee Stadium earlier this season. Mets fans and media people who have had no dealings with Swisher bitterly criticized him, and called Yankees Universe a bunch a hypocrites for calling out Jose Reyes when he, supposedly, acted the same way.  Around the same time, those Men's Journal Poll results were published, and they showed that Swisher's peers voted him the third-most hated player in MLB.Is all of this fair? Is it really fair to compare Swisher to Jose Reyes and to put so much stock into the Men's Journal Poll? No. First of all, the Men's Journal Pol...
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