“Not counting canines, the game drew 23,382,” is the final line of Yahoo Sports’ recap of Oakland’s 4-3 home victory over the Yankees last night.  With the Bombers’ slipping to a mere 22 games over .500, there’s clearly a more important storyline than the A’s stellar play of late, or the abundance of dogs in attendance.  And with that, take it away, former Athletics OF / current Yankee self-obsessive, Nick Swisher (quotes culled from CSNBayArea.com’s Nick Stuhlbarg)

“I’ve never been booed this much in my life,” Swisher said, visibly bothered. “That’s all I really got to say about that.”

But it wasn’t.

“You boo Chavvy. You boo me. For what?” he added.

So, would he admit he was upset with A’s fans after their performance Thursday?

“No,” Swisher said. “I just don’t care,” his tone and demeanor belying the words coming out of his mouth.