Video: Does JoAnna Garcia's NY Yankee Husband Hit a Home Run on Better With You?

ABC’s Better With You (Wednesdays at 8:30/7:30c) segues into “Better With a Yankee” when series lead JoAnna Garcia‘s real-life husband, Bronx Bomber outfielder Nick Swisher, guest-stars in two episodes.

The freshman sitcom’s executive producers, Shana Goldberg-Meehan and Greg Malins, “have a special and unique relationship with Nick,” Garcia says in the video below, “and they were really excited about having him come do this.” A regular visitor to the BWU set, Swisher in turn was thrilled to oblige.

“[JoAnna] supports me when I work, and I want to make sure I’m here for her,” he says. “I wish I could take her to work [at Yankee Stadium] for a couple days to see what I do, but…”

Garcia interjects with a laugh, “I’m not tough enough for that!”

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When Swisher plays himself in back-to-back episodes airing February 16 and 23, it’s revealed that he and Ben (Josh Cooke) have a bit of a “history” involving a Yankee game, a fly ball, and something thrown from the stands. That incident comes back to haunt Ben when Swisher buys his favorite bar.

Though Swisher claims to have been “nervous” going into this acting gig, Garcia says, “Do not let him kid you…. We went through [the script] one time and I was like, ‘You’re fantastic!’”

“I’m his wife,” she reminds. “I have to be honest, right?

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Press play below for much more from the marrieds. TVLine cannot be held responsible for any ocular damage caused by flashes of Garcia’s ginormous wedding ring.

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Comments (5)

  • Ugh, she’s so cute. And they’re cute as a couple, too. Dammit.

    Comment by John – February 13, 2011 09:07 AM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • She’s so cute! DAMN her for making me love her even more when she’s married!

    Comment by Kris – February 13, 2011 09:46 AM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • Love her and her gorgeous rings but cannot love him. I might if he left the Yankees I would.

    Comment by Liz – February 13, 2011 03:46 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
    • Oops. Sorry I forgot to delete I would. Hit submit a tad too fast.

      Comment by Liz – February 13, 2011 03:47 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • These two are so cute together! you can tell she’s staring at him as he’s talking towards the end. She’s so pretty, and i love the yankees, Nick Swisher is my favorite player! (:

    Comment by gianna – July 1, 2011 10:51 PM PDT  Reply To This Post

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