I didn’t see anything particularly interesting in the news today, so in my effort to find a deserving topic, I considered the great performance of Nick Swisher.  He’s helped the Yankees this year, and it’s been an odd second half where they’re doing what it takes to win, without obvious components driving their success.  Here are some interesting Swish links (here, here, here and here).

It’s not that Swish would be any less deserving if today’s news were better.  But, Swisher’s performance isn’t a startling surprise or a sudden, controversial development.