Swisher exits HR Derby in first round

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Swisher exits HR Derby in first round
New York Yankees All-Star Nick Swisher--I still can't get used to typing that--homered four times in the first round of the 2010 Home Run Derby in Anaheim, placing sixth out of eight participants. 

Slugger David Ortiz belted 31 long balls to become the first Boston Red Sox player to win the derby in the 25-year history of the event.  Not bad for a guy who looked less like a designated hitter and more like "designated for assignment" in April.

SBNation's Jeff Sullivan made the following observations of Swisher:
  • Nick Swisher made an out and immediately started cracking up. Fun level: high. No glimpse of whether Ortiz was smiling more. Ortiz smile level: N/A
  • Swisher is wearing a hat that's sitting comically high on his head. This guy! Fun level: through the roof.
  • A-Rod says that Swisher was "so excited" about the Derby and has been talking about it for days. He finishes nine home runs behind Hart. Doesn't sound like a lot of fun. Sounds more like stress and comparative underperformance. Fun level: medium :(

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