Nick Swisher wins Final Vote

Men on base stand no chance against Andy
Open Thread: But can he hit a curveball?

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.

Men on base stand no chance against Andy
Open Thread: But can he hit a curveball?
  • Rebecca-Optimist Prime-Jesus & Maquinito FTW

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

    • bexarama

      Only 50? YOU ARE A HORRIBLE PERSON!!!!!!! ;)

    • Salty Buggah

      At the very least, a 1000 times. Probably closer to 1500. That’s what happens when you can’t find a job or internship.

      • tommiesmithjohncarlos a/k/a Ridiculous Upside the Elder

        I don’t know if you heard me counting, but I did over a thousand.

        OH, IT’S SUCH A DEEP BURN!!!!

    • Angelo

      I voted about 30 times….

      Yeah, it’s official, you guys are insane. I thought I was crazy for voting 30 times.

      • tommiesmithjohncarlos a/k/a Ridiculous Upside the Elder

        Don’t blame me, I voted for Kodos.

        • YankeeJosh


          • tommiesmithjohncarlos a/k/a Ridiculous Upside the Elder

            Someone around here uses that as his handle, and every time I see it it joys me.

            • I Voted for Kodos

              I’m glad people understood the joke; I wasn’t sure how many would get it. That’s probably my favorite Simpsons quote of all time.

    • All Praise Be To Mo


  • Total Dominication


  • Matt Imbrogno
    • tommiesmithjohncarlos a/k/a Ridiculous Upside the Elder

      All too easy.


  • Kevin in Delectable Princeton

    And Votto wins for the NL. Good job men!

  • tommiesmithjohncarlos a/k/a Ridiculous Upside the Elder

    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

      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.

      • Guest

        *Swish did have an awesome* *It’s not* and *Swish’s smiling mug*

      • tommiesmithjohncarlos a/k/a Ridiculous Upside the Elder

        Oh, I’m not embarrassed at all, I just like seeing justice served, and both Swish and Ol’ Dead Squirrel Beard deserve to be in Anaheim.

        Big Sloppy, however… no.

      • Pat D

        I did notice that when YES showed the final vote candidate breakdown that it did seem to cause Youkilis major discomfort as he “smiled.”

  • Salty Buggah

    Swisher. Sent.

  • forensicnucchem

    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!!!

  • claybeez

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

  • JobaWockeeZ

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

  • E Street Shuffle
  • Angelo

    Hell yeah Swish!

  • JobaJr


  • NYQ

    Do they ever release the exact numbers?

    • tommiesmithjohncarlos a/k/a Ridiculous Upside the Elder

      This guy’s too nosy. Let’s whack him.

      • Angelo

        >:D Lets!

        • tommiesmithjohncarlos a/k/a Ridiculous Upside the Elder

          Fat Tony: Now some unpleasant news. I have learned that someone in this room is a squealer.
          Legs: We’ve narrowed it down to either Johnny Tightlips or Frankie The Squealer.
          Frankie The Squealer: Okay, it’s me! I can’t help it! I just like squealing! It makes me feel big!

          • NYQ

            Hey lets not do anything too hasty.
            I know people……….

  • C-Mac

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

    • Salty Buggah

      And the coaching staff. Just one of the advantages of being champions.

  • Jon G

    I voted 420 times…

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

    • thurdonpaul

      thats a legitimate question.

    • tommiesmithjohncarlos a/k/a Ridiculous Upside the Elder

      Swisher >>>>> Gardner

      Swish has him beat in wOBA (.389 to .378), wRC+ (57.5 to 48.5), and WAR (2.5 to 2.3). Gardner’s been the bomb, but he’s not more deserving that Swishahouse.

      • thurdonpaul

        ty sir

        • tommiesmithjohncarlos a/k/a Ridiculous Upside the Elder

          I give because I love.

      • Jon G

        Well done. You really got me on the wRC+… (which, frankly, I have no idea what it means — perhaps hits better “with an extra strong Rum and Coke”, which I’m sure Swish does)

  • Dela G

    i voted 600 times today

    probably close to 1800 for the entire week

  • Trish

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

    /said in love

  • Joe

    I have to admit it. I did not vote.

    I was pulling for Swisher though

  • LarryM, FL.

    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.

  • Brooklyn Ed

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

    Swishaaaaa for the win!!!!

  • Sean D.

    Way to go Swish!!!

    Make us proud!

  • Pat D

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

  • Mike HC

    I voted once.

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

    • Whitey14

      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!

  • Do Not Feed The Trolls!

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

    • larryf

      if that happens it would almost be too much SWISH for one day in NY sports…

  • Ivan

    Congradualtion to Nick Swisher.

  • MrJigginz

    This victory…Is a victory for all of us.

  • ShuutoHeat (GGBG > DP)

    Take that YOUKILIS!!!! HAH!!!

  • jim p

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

  • Esteban

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

    • Whitey14

      New York/New Jersey has about 28 million voters (as of 2009) compared to just 14 million in New England and it sounds like the vote was pretty close…

      • Esteban

        Come on, its a joke

      • Esteban

        Especcially since we all know Boston is baseball’s 16th biggest market

  • CapitalT

    did they give the final vote number?

  • ecks

    Do they actually release the tally?