- Jan 4, 2002
Not quite a "best shape of his life" ST story, Mike Cole at NESN has an article on Blake Swihart with some encouraging notes:
“This is the first time I’ve felt healthy in a year and a half, so it’s going to be fun for me,” Swihart said. “I know what I can do when I’m healthy and I’m excited to show everybody else what I can do.”
he finally feels back to normal, which he didn’t fully realize until he was able to catch back to back games in the Dominican winter league. Swihart’s winter ball performance speaks for itself, too, as he hit .407 over 18 games. He’s hopeful he’ll be able to build on that success next month in spring training.
“I’m a switch-hitting catcher that can play nine other positions. I can get on the mound if you need me to. I’ve always played every position. Growing up, my dad had me play everywhere and that’s just something I’ve always done.”