Nick Swisher wins Final Vote


Via Jack Curry, Nick Swisher narrowly beat out Kevin Youkilis for the final roster spot on the AL All Star Team. Curry says it was the closest vote ever, so go and pat yourselves on the back for all votes you cast. Congrats to Swish, great to see the Yankees well represented.

Categories : All Star Game, Asides


  1. So, how many did you cast? I think I did about 50. I know, I’m a horrible person.

  2. Total Dominication says:


  3. Kevin in Delectable Princeton says:

    And Votto wins for the NL. Good job men!

  4. I’m both happy and sad at the same time. Swish deserved it, but so did Captain Caveman.

    Hopefully David Ortiz will pull a hamstring in the next few days while searching for the real killers and Youkilis can get to go to Anaheim as well.

    • Guest says:

      Captain Caveman did deserve it more than Swish, true. But the all-star game is at least as much a popularity contest as it is a reward for a job well done. And well, Captain Caveman, doesn’t have quite as many fans as Swish. So, Swish got sent.

      I personally don’t feel as bad as I could about this because Swish did had an awesome first-half. Not quite as awesome as Youk, but awesome nonetheless. Its not an embarrasment that Swish is going to be an All-Star. I certainly will be much happier to see Swishes smiling mug than Youk’s scowling one.

  5. Salty Buggah says:

    Swisher. Sent.

  6. forensicnucchem says:

    I’m almost disappointed. I wanted to see Girardi stick Youkilis in LF for all 9 innings of the game.

    That being said, Yeah Swish!!!

  7. claybeez says:

    Well done, all Yankees fans! I’m happy for Swish. Now, just waiting for him to say/do something to crack me up.

  8. JobaWockeeZ says:

    I voted only about 150-200 times. But awesome, Swish sincerely wanted to go and he got his wish.

  9. Angelo says:

    Hell yeah Swish!

  10. JobaJr says:


  11. NYQ says:

    Do they ever release the exact numbers?

  12. C-Mac says:

    8 Yankee All-Stars (Mo still counts right?). Awesome.

  13. Jon G says:

    I voted 420 times…

    Seriously though, is Gardner not more deserving than any offensive Yanks player aside from Cano?

  14. Dela G says:

    i voted 600 times today

    probably close to 1800 for the entire week

  15. Trish says:

    Thank Cthulhu. Although I’ll kind of miss having Swish blowing up my Twitter feed every 2.8 seconds. #SENDSWISH

    /said in love

  16. Joe says:

    I have to admit it. I did not vote.

    I was pulling for Swisher though

  17. LarryM, FL. says:

    Swisher is thrilled to be a Yank, gives his all and had a great first half. He deserved our support just as we expect his best on the field. Its a perfect compliment to player and fan.

    He will remember the fan support forever.

  18. Brooklyn Ed says:

    Good thing I decided to get a Swisher shirt earlier today. Time to rock it tonight!!!

    Swishaaaaa for the win!!!!

  19. Sean D. says:

    Way to go Swish!!!

    Make us proud!

  20. Pat D says:

    Now all of us who voted should get “I Sent Swish!” t-shirts or something.

  21. Mike HC says:

    I voted once.

    I’m happy for Swish. He seemed like he wanted it more than Youk.

    • Whitey14 says:

      Youk’s been an All Star four times and was honest on WEEI yesterday about not being the type of player who would campaign for something like that. I find that refreshing in today’s world of “look at me!” athletes. Swisher is having a nice season and I’m sure he will have a blast in Anaheim. Youkilis will get some much needed rest. Looks like a win-win to me.
      Go AL!

  22. I didnt vote at all because I knew he was going to win, just like I know Lebron will be a Knicks

  23. Ivan says:

    Congradualtion to Nick Swisher.

  24. MrJigginz says:

    This victory…Is a victory for all of us.

  25. ShuutoHeat (GGBG > DP) says:

    Take that YOUKILIS!!!! HAH!!!

  26. jim p says:

    I knew there was a reason I kept clicking on “Vote Again” over and over.

  27. Esteban says:

    It is clear that Red Sox nation votes like a 3rd world country

  28. CapitalT says:

    did they give the final vote number?

  29. ecks says:

    Do they actually release the tally?

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