With Robinson Cano looking on, Nick Swisher will be taking aim at the outfield walls of Angel Stadium on Monday night.
From Major League Baseball:
Major League Baseball announced today that All-Star outfielders Chris Young of the Arizona Diamondbacks and Nick Swisher of the New York Yankees have committed to participating in the 2010 State Farm Home Run Derby on Monday, July 12th at Angel Stadium of Anaheim. This will be the first career Derbys for Young (.263, 15 HR, 60 RBI) and Swisher (.304, 14 HR, 48 RBI), both of whom are first-time All-Stars.
Here’s Swish: “I have to do it like I do everything – just live in the moment,” Swisher said. “Why not just have a blast with it? It’s going to be a lot of fun and I’m nervous already, but I’m going to go out and have an absolute blast. I’m going to soak up that moment.”
Strangely, as our buddy Jordan Bastian tweets from north of the border, MLB home run leader Jose Bautista wasn’t even asked
to take part in the competition.