Though he grew up in West Virginia next door, Nick Swisher has many ties to Ohio and has tried to make his time with the Cleveland Indians something of a homecoming. The results have been mixed so far, but the Indians are in first place and Swisher is in a good position to put up his usual stats by season's end, if he just stays healthy. He's also tried to endear himself to Cleveland fans by wearing T-shirts animated with Aviator sunglasses that say things like "BRO-H-I-O," which plays off his fraternity party handshake/slap-hug personality. As in, "Hey, bro, I'm Nick Swisher, chairman of the rush committee, darned glad to meet ya'!"
#Indians have named section 117 "Brohio" as homage to Nick Swisher.
— Scott @ WFNY (@WFNYScott) July 1, 2013
No way, bro! Way! And there's more, bro:
Fans who buy tickets to Friday night games in section 117 will get outfitted with the Brohio aviator shirts worn by Swish this season. — Scott @ WFNY (@WFNYScott) July 1, 2013
The first 100 purchases, anyway. (Not available on certain nights, bro.) So get 'em while you can, bros.
Editor's note: An earlier version of this post implied that Swisher wasn't born in Ohio; He was — in Columbus. But he grew up out of state.