Swarzak makes pain-free debut

  • Article by: PHIL MILLER , Star Tribune
  • Updated: April 8, 2013 - 6:26 AM

BALTIMORE – Anthony Swarzak noticed a lump on his gums when he woke up Tuesday morning, but he went through with his plans to pitch a game in extended spring training. By nightfall, he was in pain, and in a dentist’s chair. By the next morning, he was at a surgeon’s office, minus four teeth.

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lindy_frank123Apr. 8, 13 9:20 AM

"Hicksie"? that's way over the top...lol

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ladykasApr. 8, 1311:36 AM

Let's see...Hicksie, Plouffey, Mourney, Willy, Parmey, Dozie, Florimony. Is that about it?

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norcaltwinApr. 8, 1312:02 PM

How about Hammy? I think half of the posters here would give Gardy more credit if he just stopped giving nicknames to players.

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sane09Apr. 8, 1312:13 PM

"I said, ‘Oh, no, Hicksie, don’t try it.’ He took off and uh-oh.”...Call players by their real names instead of sophomoric terms of endearment, and maybe they won't pretend to NOT hear you.

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