When things get bad, just pay people off right?
Okay, that’s probably not what Cleveland Indians first baseman/outfielder Nick Swisher was thinking when he decided he’d pony up the cash to treat fans to an unscheduled fireworks show on the 21st of September.
Per Tom Withers:
#Indians 1B Nick Swisher treating fans to extra fireworks night on Sept. 21. He’s paying the bill as a thank you to fans.
Swisher of course is from the Cleveland area, which was the main reason he decided to sign with the Indians. But like so many before him, they struggle upon a return to their childhood stomping grounds and struggle Swisher has.
The nine year veteran is hitting a disgustingly low .239 and has only knocked in 50 RBI in 124 games. Not exactly the type of production you’re wanting from a guy who you recently signed to a four year, $56 million dollar contract this past offseason.
Despite that, a very cool gesture from Swisher.
The Indians and Swisher, despite his struggles, sit just two games out of a Wild Card spot.