Here in Minnesota the Twins played the White Sox last week. I work downtown Minneapolis around where the players stay at hotels and eat at…restaurants. A few times we have had various players in the restaurant that I work at. It’s kinda neat. I mean, I am not too cool to get excited about ball players. It’s just that if I don’t recognize them before they are pointed out to me, I don’t suddenly get excited when I find I am in the presence of a player.
Back to my point, last week the White Sox were here and so was their outfielder Nick Swisher. He came in and got a table in my section with two of his friends and/or fellow ball players. Now, I follow baseball more than some and know who he is when he is on the field in a jersey and a batting helmet, but in street clothes, sporting a faux hawk, he just looked like another guy to me.
So, the three of them ordered drinks; two cokes for Nick and friend A, while friend B ordered ooling tea. I brought the beverages out to the table and Nick asked me what health benifits he would get if he drank the tea as well. At this point he is still just a random guy wearing too much cologne. I told him it would make him rich and famous. Whoops. After bringing their drinks, one of my coworkers told me his name.
Swisher made 3.6 million dollars this year. So he’s plenty rich, and being as he is on the Chicago White Sox he is plenty famous.
He did not order any tea.
That’s pretty funny. Aside from not ordering the tea, I’m curious as to how he reacted? Everytime I’ve seen Swish in an interview, and in his weekly bit on one of the shows on Chicago’s cable sports channel, he always comes across kinda loopy and fun/funny.
If he thought you didn’t know who he was…that was probably the funniest thing that happened to him all week.
I bet you TOTALLY gave him a story to tell when he was bored in the dugout.
Yeah, I wouldn’t recognize most players in their normal clothes, esp not from AL teams.
Brewers, yes. But then I would turn into a retard with a cell phone camera.
At least when you said that, he didnt go into the “don’t you know who I am?” thing. It had to be obvious that you didnt. Plus, you didnt try to sleep with him when you found out, so that was probably odd for a MLB player.
Did they tip good?
Oh they were definately nice, I didn’t sense a huge ego. After my comment they did laugh pretty hard.
You don’t know who Nick Swisher is? THE Nick Swisher!? You didn’t recognize NICK Swisher!?!? Nick SWISHER of the Major League Baseball Club Chicago White Sox!?!?!? You didn’t immediately recognize NICK SWISHER!?!?!?!?
I’m joking, of course. All steroid-juiced, neckless jocks look exactly the same to me.
And you totally should have tried to sleep with him. I hear Nick Swisher’s a…wait for it…5-TOOL PLAYER! BLA-HA HA HA HA HA! Get it? Because he’s a baseball player, and tool is another name for….AH HA HA HA HA HA ha ha…ha…ha…hem…
I’ll let myself out.
That’s too funny! For what it’s worth I probably wouldn’t recognize a baseball player out of uniform either.