Pitching to a line of 6 IP, 3 H, 6K, on 68 pitches (45 for strikes) in Game 1 of the 2019 ALCS, Tanaka now is third in all-time postseason ERA for starting pitchers who have started at least seven games. I discuss why it's time to give Tanaka his due as a Yankee, and all of the crazy misdirected narratives that have plagued his worth as a Yankee. Oh, and I say "Umm" like 3,000 times in this episode - the beauty of an after-midnight recording!
For the first time in as long as I can remember, my New York Knicks have become a bit of a sanctuary for my sports fandom. Everything that has been the New York Yankees summer, and recent elimination, just begs for a proverbial turning of the page. The NBA season is that new chapter. The Knicks season is a bit of a conundrum, as they've gotten much better, BUT, so did the rest of the Eastern Conference. I'm feeling confident, but I'm also anxious for more good basketball and hoping that last year wasn't some fluky gift to us Knicks for our patience prior to last season. Whatevs...nonetheless, here are my predictions for the upcoming NBA season.