Monday night marked the acting debut of Nick Swisher on an episode of CBS’s How I Met Your Mother.
The episode, entitled “The Perfect Week” had a baseball theme as the main character Barney tries to score with a different woman each night of the week. There were baseball references galore including not mentioning “the perfect week” for fear of jinxing it as well as the sound score from the movie Major League.
Barney’s perfect week was almost ruined during his attempt at sealing the deal with girl number seven. He was close to closing out the game when Swisher, playing himself, walked into the bar.
As, the show pointed out, you can’t compete with a New York Yankee. Just look at the list of women Yankees have dated over the years.
Better yet, go look at some pictures.
This was my first time watching the show and it wasn’t bad. I liked the baseball references and the cameo by Jim Nantz, which was hilarious. Swisher didn’t say much, but it’s fun seeing a player doing something other than playing baseball.
Derek Jeter and George Steinbrenner still have the edge with the acting chops, as both have hosted Saturday Night Live. Jeter, Bernie Williams, and Paul O’Neill, Danny Tartabull have all appeared on Seinfeld at one time or another as well.
Although it was cool seeing Swisher, if you’re like me, you can’t wait until you see him and the rest of the Yankees on the field in Florida starting spring training.