Found October 19, 2012 on Sliding Into Home:
PLAYERS: Nick Swisher
TEAMS: New York Yankees
From John Harper: ...while A-Rod blamed two weeks of postseason futility at the plate, saying it “sucked the energy out of us," another player privately made a far more indicting observation: that the ballclub was affected by the hostility from the fans at Yankee Stadium last weekend. “I really think the booing spooked a lot of guys," the player said. “A lot of guys hadn’t been booed before, and they couldn’t believe how nasty it got in the stands." Obviously Nick Swisher admitted to being sensitive to such treatment after Game 2, but the player said Swisher was far from alone in his reaction. “A lot of guys were talking about it in the clubhouse," he said. “I was surprised by how much it bothered them. I really don’t think they ever recovered." If that’s true, well, so much for the big, bad Yankees.Sounds like that unnamed Yankee is someone who has been here for a while. Maybe Andy? Anyway, the idea that this team struggled because of the f...
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