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!
3 Up 1. Bad Bunny - Congratulations (and major breakthrough props) are in order for Bad Bunny who made history with the first Spanish-Language Album of the Year nomination. The dude has been crushing it with major cross-over appeal - and yes, he's a helluva wrestler. 2. Taylor Swift - This could be a down because of the entire Ticketmaster ordeal, but Swift gets the "Up" solely because only she can break Ticketmaster like this. The star power continues to be amazing. 3. FIFA World Cup - Sure, there is plenty of negatives to get into here, but the event itself is amazing. I'm ready to get caught up in it all. 3 Down 1. Iran Protestors - The nation is in political unrest and many protesters being caught are being sentenced to harsh penalties, or worse, death. Just more instability 2. U.S. Mass Shootings - We just continue to give access to individuals who shouldn't have guns. We've become so numb to this. What have we become? Prayers, comfort, and positive