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 :(