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Uh, listen, I think I think the only thing what you really want to start off with is Well, we're coming down to the end.
It's a really, really weird thing to say.
Considering what you know, they've only played, you know, in the 60 game area, sometimes even less with all the covert concerns and things like that with the cancelations.
But we are coming to the end of of our regular season baseball.
The playoffs are upon us.
And I know obviously, as we can all tell, Michael is a Reds fan.
I got I got the Yankee Cup right here.
I don't have Listen, I got to get a more I got to get, um, or official streaming set up.
I got to get, um, or official streaming set up because then I could have all my sports stuff in the back, but I you know, I have to have switched locations a lot so I can never, you know, have a have a straight set up.
But yeah, you know, the playoffs were coming up.
But you what do you're just, you know, initial thoughts on, you know, matchups, seating everything that we've learned about the playoffs so far.
Well, what I've been, as you could tell him, Cincinnati fanatic loved them back when they were awesome.
Struggled through the past 20 decades to still be a fan.
But just this year, even though it's 60 games from their first time, we did Backstop Banner and just what we talked about, how exciting this year is gonna be.
We predicted more home runs ever before because the pictures were just They're fresh.
I mean, trying to make sure their their technique and everything is up to par.
So I mean, a lot of bat swinging quickly and watching the Reds like the first I'd say 10 games that actually was watch of the first season.
There was a lot of first pitch swings, and I was excited about that because it moves the game one faster.
It takes a lot of time out because there's not full counts going on, but it's just been wonderful to watch this team.
Now, I'll be honest with you.
I fell off of the Reds there for a while when you're like five and 17.
So it was last year.
But my goodness, we have been turning it up and we're on fire right now, and I've actually just kind of went through some of the scheduling.
What's going on? What I'm talking about.
I gotta take that one out, because it's weird.
But today is the 24th.
We're off today, and I'm sure we'll get into this with the playoffs.
But we're like the seventh seed right now back and forth.
We just finished the Siri's with the Brewers, which we did 21 with them.
So it moving, moving us up a little bit, having them Before the series started, we were tied and we had the advantage or the tiebreaker.
So what? I am absolutely love in the n L Central on this because right now we've got the Cubs in it.
We've got about said Steelers, ST Louis Cardinals in, and then US and Brewers still fighting for it.
And as crazy as it is right now, the Brewers and Cardinals Aaron A. Siri's.
And depending on how that plays out, we could actually move to second place in this.
Syria are in the playoffs for the I'm sorry in the n l Central.
So I'm a super excited about this.
I love this push.
Ballard needs hashtag Cy Young 2020 but even great comeback.
He was on a 10 day I l for just a tad bit there.
I can't remember what it was.
Just a shoulder stiffness, but he pitched, I think, on the 22nd he had eight strikeouts in the first debut back.
So we're still looking good.
Louis looks like he's back to last year's, uh, baseball trying to think of a word back to what he was last year.
I'll say that way they go back to normal, back to normal.
But I'm anxious because they even kind of look through here as we're playing in our next Siri's Mallards starts tomorrow, which is actually a reliever that's moved into the starting rotation just where some of these injuries have happened.
But then their next two games to 26 27th.
We haven't even announced yet, and I know it's trying to predict what we're going to do in the Siri's who were gonna match up.
So I'm sure we're trying to rest everyone because the first NFL game is on the 30th.
So I mean, we've got to start thinking pitching rotations.
What's gonna go on there? And I said, excited as many times as Tim Tebow did in that one interview.
And I don't want people be like counting up here in the corner.
Excited, excited, Thio.
So I will leave it at that and go on.
What are you excited about watching this? This playoff? Its's gonna be a very, very interesting one is, which is just my initial thoughts because, you know, the the M I almost said the NFL Gosh, we all got football on.
Today is the day basketball is going on NFL.
Listen, there's sports was going for all that time and and network just overloaded by it.
I cannot complain whatsoever.
It's almost like that adrenaline they give you when they're trying to start start you back up.
But yeah, the MLB players is gonna be a very interesting thing.
You know, we said that we were gonna dive into and I guess I could kind of transition into it here.
But it's gonna be very weird for the simple fact that there's no off days which the MLB announced and kind of took.
You know, everybody by surprise and fans and and teams included because I look back on it now and I don't know what your opinion.
I'll ask you this.
Do you think if the MLB had announced prior to the start of the season that there was gonna be no off days in during the playoffs that teams would have been more aggressive in the trade deadline, I would think just a tad bit different.
I mean, I almost like, you know, I was kind of that.
So I was looking at I wrote some of this stuff down, so I don't forget it.
I'm at the age where I gotta write stuff down or my memory doesn't well, before you go, this is how I This is how I know that there's an age difference when I when you send me your email Thio three like it was hot man.
When I was like, Wow, I didn't even e.
I've had that since junior high I made that 1998 and I just kept it.
What? Your Gmail? Yeah, I got Gmail.
I don't even think No fun.
Fact, did you know that Gmail came from Garfield? Fan page Car Car? Gmail? Yes.
Just so you know, age.
Anyways, So, uh, way.
I've just what? I'm worried about the brakes. That's what we're at.
This rotation has kind of got me weary because, you know, our last games, the 27th.
And yes, there's no breaks.
But you know, there, there, the way they've got it stage like the A L plays the 29th.
There's no NL game, so obviously there's a break for the NL on that matter.
But then the 30th, when we play.
So right now, we're looking at our last picture for the 27th, having at least three days rest before the 30th.
So, I mean, we can't rest their starters or our races, and I feel like the Reds have two or three, possibly a aces.
It's like one a one b one c for us, and then it's like four or five anyways, so I worry that if it was to be like this, if we would have tried to make some pushes or made some trades like that or any other teams, like, what would you have been trying to conquer on that, you know? So I almost think I think ideas would have been floating up and probably tried something different.
But I think the outcome.
So it still would have been the same everyone would with no breaks on that e.
I feel like I look at it differently because, as from, like, a Yankee fan perspective, it's e No, I know Cold Game.
Yeah, I know, I know.
Cole is our game one starter, obviously, no doubt there.
Now you have Tanaka for Game two, which I'm also comfortable with because even, you know, sometimes he struggled in the regular season.
Tanaka has proved to be a great postseason picture.
I mean, I can remember the runs.
I we went on in 2017 before we lost to the Astros and their trash cans and, you know, everything like that.
But tonight has been pretty solid in the postseason.
And then, you know, we lost packs.
We lost Paxton, and we don't and they don't know how.
How long it's gonna take to build him back up.
But it looks like even if he does come back this season, that it would be more in a bullpen role because you can't really build his arm strength back up in time to be a full blown starter.
So now I look at it as you know, maybe they do.
They are the Yankees more aggressive to try to get Clevinger because because now they know that there's no off days because if there's off days you can.
You can change your strategy well, we've obviously seen it before with when there's off days and travel days that your game one starter can now can pitch a game three or four because they could do it on normal rest or even if they really had to short rest.
But now we got very cool because we needed us.
We needed our ace pitcher that and that's kind of what we thought we were missing for a long time, so you get him.
But now it's neutralized because you can't really use him in the typical way that an ace pitcher is used during a normal serious and I also look at it something that you know, kind of.
I feel like escapes Yankee fan and MLB fans. Minds.
Severina went down for the year in spring training.
He Severina had Tommy John surgery.
So obviously he's not coming back.
So now you're missing two of your starting pitcher.
Severina was gonna end up being your second pitcher because obviously we all know how he can pitch.
You know, when he's on, he's one of the remember You know, Last year, the first half of the year, he was a Cy Young content.
No, no, not last year.
A couple of years ago, he was a Cy Young contender.
During the first half of the year, he was absolutely unbelievable.
And then the second half, you kind of fell off.
But, you know, you lose several.
You know, now you lose Paxton.
So I just wonder if MLB from the beginning of the year said, Listen, there's no off days.
We don't have enough time to, you know, schedule everything because of Kobe, and we gotta push things back.
If they would've been like, you know what, we might have to give up that extra prospect of, like Levinger else.
We're not gonna make it out of here.
I mean, looking at it that way. Definitely.
And of course, I'm thinking of just because I mean, I focus on the Reds.
Basically, e don't watch all that other stuff.
It's too hard now.
But the Reds, we didn't really have too many injuries.
I mean, we had over there. It's beginning.
We've had a 10 day.
I want to say deal or what did I used to call it? I'm totally confused.
But now it's the Yeah, that's what I get mixed up.
So we only had a few injuries where they went for the 10 day I L So we weren't ever hit a car? Yeah, it was amazing.
Put it this way.
We didn't have any problems.
And look, we may make it to the playoffs, but so I think from that perspective from the Yankees, you know who who's gonna be your race or your to guy? I could see them making more of a push or, um or urgency.
Do you think they might have done this just in case there is a covert outbreak? They had the days, piggy bank or bank that they could say, Okay, listen, now we've got this, that we can postpone things to try to let it overlay a little bit.
I think they did it for the opposite reason.
I think they want Yes, absolutely.
I think they want to get everything done as soon as possible because, you know, I don't know what it looks like now.
I'm not really a big, big news person, so I but you know what I mean? Covert originally broke out.
A lot of people were saying that was gonna make a like a lot of viruses and things like that was gonna come back in the wintertime and be worse.
So I kind of thought about it as they want to get it done and over with.
They want it to be done by the time winter comes and and you know, there's that second outbreak, so they don't have to worry about it.
I mean, I also kind of I can also see in your way, though, where if you did have the off days in case something does get canceled, it's just like it's not an often anymore.
You gotta play that day.
It is kind of care.
So, like this, you know, it's it's definitely not easy.
There's a lot, a lot of moving parts in all of this and, you know, I give.
And as much as we talk about Rob Manfred, you know, you got to give Sometimes you got to give him props because, you know, the handling all of this definitely is not what he signed up for.
And let's just be honest when you're in the public eye and of that high level, it doesn't matter what you do, you're not gonna make everyone happy.
I remember us the very first time I think we ever met.
We talked about how bad we hated.
He only thought that he was the worst person ever for this.
And of course, the breakouts happened right away.
But he did manage to calm the storm, I guess, a set of plan and stick to it.
And now we've got the bubble and I think he did a good job thinking, OK, we've seen this from the NBA.
It's it's doing fine.
Let's not have a postseason or a playoffs where, say, a Yankee outbreak just completely takes them out of contention because of this.
Let's have a plan to put him in the bubble and let's keep it going.
So kudos to him.
Good job on that.
And that's what I want to say about him other than yeah, you know, I agree.
I agree with you, Pete Rose deserves to be in e.
Could get on that bandwagon with you.
Now, I brought this up last time.
I did backstop, and I did it with Matt last time.
And I e don't know, maybe maybe I think too much into it, which is entirely possible.
You could tell me if I'm an idiot or not, but, you know, you look at the Super Bowl and we know where it is every year.
We you know, the NFL obviously plans it out all the time.
They advertiser, they talk up the city that is gonna be in, Yeah, nobody's going into a bubble.
And I'm not saying it's going to be for the entire playoffs in the future, But I I wonder, and like I said, I brought this up last because I think it's it's definitely a possibility could you see the MLB trying to turn the world? Siri's into a Super Bowl event where every year it's we're gonna play.
You know what? This one is gonna be in L A.
Because we know the weather is gonna be nice.
We're gonna play this one in Texas because there's a dome.
We're gonna play this in Minnesota because there's dome.
I could I honestly could personally see it.
You turn it into a week long event.
I mean, I don't know how all day's work would probably be a somewhat like a 10 day event, something like that.
But you turn it into, Ah, you're turning into more of, ah, of an event like the like, the Super Bowl.
Obviously, it would be longer, because and it's probably easier for the NFL, because the Super Bowl is is a one night thing and everybody goes home.
And this and this is all would be a 10 days, you know, seven day long event.
But I just want I just want your idea on that one, not my opinion, but my expert advice on it. Yeah, exactly.
If you were if you were in charge of advertising, let me get out my notes.
What? I already had prepared on this off the top of my head.
I would love to see it.
I think it would be Mawr of a fair split equal a neutral site.
So I do like that thought.
But I don't see how you could make fans happy with that, because here I am.
I live in Southeast Kentucky.
I love the Reds.
If the Reds were in the playoffs or in this world, Siri's, I can actually possibly make one game to go up to it and watch it and actually have that experience now.
If it was in Texas and the very first year in 20 decades, the Reds make a playoff.
It makes the Super Bowl or Super Bowl.
There I go, the world suit.
It just totally takes me out, you know? Ah, one game, a one time thing, Yes, let's all pitch in, That's all.
Make that plane ticket and Geo, let's do it.
But to say I'm not going to go for a one game and e.
I mean, you can't sell the tickets for Game six if it ends in five, so I mean, I feel like the the logistics of it just wouldn't be able to work out.
So I'm gonna say no, I don't think it ever do that, although I think would be great.
I really do, because if you know, you, you picked a dorm or dorm a dome every year.
That way, the weather doesn't take a factor.
You actually say, Okay, that team just outplayed us in a seven game.
Siri's like right now, say the Jays were in it where they playing at this year because it's not.
They're playing a buffalo.
I don't think it's a dome.
So I mean, what if weather came in to be a big factor in the world? Siri's the best team may not actually win the best team that's prepared for the winner wins, so I don't like that.
But at the same time, if it's part of the game, it's part of the game.
So I'd rather have that happened then say my local fans can't go to a seven game Siri's.
Yeah, I I absolutely I don't think it's going to happen personally, but I agree with you.
I would like to see it happen.
I think would be a very interesting thing, because e it would be because you don't really think when you think of the MLB, it's not really I feel like there's too many things to think of, like they don't have, like, a set thing, you know, with with the NFL, we know where the Super Bowl is gonna be.
You know, you know the names more.
So you kind of configure out what team is gonna be there.
It's really it's really you know, look, this team was ended up being good this year.
Interesting, because, you know, I've said it many times before, and I absolutely hate the way MLB does their marketing.
We don't listen.
If you walked out, I think of Mike Trout genuinely walked down New York City.
People would walk right behind me like, look at this guy.
But, you know, you put LeBron James in the middle of Times Square and you better have the police there.
I mean, if you think about it, NFL players from or recognizable and they have face face cards, your face masks, I mean, but yet you can still identify them when MLB player I mean, they have a cap on, but still, like, you have the cameras that come in and say, Oh, he's batting average this.
He hits this on the left hander.
You know, it's still there as far as in the game.
But outside of that, all you know is Bryce Harper.
No, Because you look a fans like me and you have who have obviously, you know, no fans here, but you've watched a lot longer than May.
But even then, even then, you know, it's where people that hurt, you know? You know, I did say no.
Yeah, you know, you're right. You're right.
Look, I got a great hair, but you look at people like me and you who watch baseball because we thoroughly, you know, just enjoy the game.
I grew up around it.
My brothers played, I played.
I was introduced to it at a young age, so I You you say some names, I'm going to know who people are.
You know, if if Mike, try if my try walked up to me, you're **** right.
I'm gonna know who he is.
If Aaron judge walks up to me, I'm gonna know who he is.
If you know even you know you want to start naming lesser known players around the league, I might know who they are if they came up to me.
I really truly think that the MLB might be the only sport where the most popular person could be in a heavily populated area and 80% of people might not know who he is.
You don't agree with you.
Look, because you know, you you look at even if you look at people who aren't even sports fans.
I'm telling you right now, you you go to somebody who doesn't watch basketball.
You know who LeBron is? Oh, yeah.
People, People who don't watch sports, you can go out to them, Don't know who you know.
Patrick Mahomes, Tom Brady.
Aaron Rodgers is all because of commercials and things like that.
But you just don't you just don't see.
And of course I've always been Yeah, exactly.
I've been a big I've been a big person who thought that is the NFL miked up is one of the greatest things that's ever happened.
Sports I love miked up and the fact that the MLB I mean, I have seen it this year that they have done a little bit more, but I'm also curious as if it's we're doing it because there's nobody here.
So I'm I'm hoping and also curious that they're going to do it next year when God willing that there's fans in the stadium as well.
Yeah, but you know, one of my favorite miked up scenes and I can't remember who the player waas, but it's one of another players coming up to him, and he kind of does this mocked up, mocked up he goes, Oh, okay.
Then it hesitates and looks around.
Man, did you ever get that checked out with that rash that you had going on? Hilarious.
And we want to know these players on a level that I mean, it's not with the rash, but just to know that they joke like, you know, we think we put these guys on a pedestal and it's so wrong of us, really.
We know that making millions of dollars and we think, Oh my goodness, if I were to get a piece of paper with his name on it, that he wrote heaven, but I'm totally for that if anybody out there watching this show, that's famous image, I will put it somewhere.
But anyway, but we ****yze them and to thank to hear your your idol.
I hate to use that word, though, and think that they could actually be on your level.
Be a human I hate.
I can't even believe I'm about to say this, But my wife You have magazines where you flip through and you see those celebrities like the women, they're just like us.
They wear bathing suits like us.
You know, we want to see that as far as athletes do.
Like we want to see what Mike Trout likes to eat for breakfast.
We want to see what, uh, trying to think. Bauer.
I love Bauer, Trevor Bowers, YouTube channel that he's been doing and just seeing his everyday routine or his everyday life and getting to know him.
He knows me for nothing, but I know everything about him.
We want that we want to learn you.
We don't want to just see you hit homies, so I think it be great Miked up a lot.
Mawr interaction with that, I actually think what would have been awesome.
If you could actually win in on like MLB and asked the question.
It's just what I'm just saying it in and be like, Oh, hey, the announcers like Okay, Mike Trout.
We've got a question as we're doing our in game interview while you're sitting here and this is what we want to know about you, you know? That's the thing to like.
I don't expect it to be.
It's a 32 count.
Bottom of the ninth inning, with two outs and the bases live in Game seven of the world, Siri's and the announcers and Mike Trout's here.
Hey, hey, what do you think is gonna be this pitch like? No, that's not what I'm asking for, but god**** between innings when there were, you know, talking in the in the dugout are warming up between innings.
Let me know how he's doing.
Maybe he's like, Oh, man, I really should have, you know, did this on that play, like it's just a little It's little things like that because, you know, it sounds dominate.
It probably is, but you're absolutely right that we put them on a level that it almost makes them inhuman.
Like we We could never be on the level.
And you know what? Physically you're **** right.
Because if we're all this Chapman throws me 100 mile an hour fastball, I might cry myself to sleep, but if I you know Oh, absolutely.
I'm talking for cover.
Like like he just threw a grenade at me.
Have you seen Rookie of the Year? Are you old enough? You know that I have watched the replace and things like that, Yes.
The replace killing e.
You know how he swings it ball for That would be me against Chapman.
You ever seen you ever seen benchwarmers? When they had when I had the tape, That bat to his hand? Yes. Yes.
Yeah, that would be me.
Because I'd be I'd be very.
But, you know, it's a little I don't know how you know big you are into podcast or even the people watching, but are to see to great great podcast by Ryan Rouco and a. C. C. Sabathia.
Formally, you know, Yankee pitcher in Cleveland everybody everything like that.
He was great for us.
Help us win that world.
So thank you CC But you know, Ryan Rouco does a lot of stuff for the W N B A.
He's actually like the back up.
I don't know if that's the technical word, but backup announced her for the Yankees.
I know what Michael K went out with.
Hey, had some, like throat surgery last year.
Ryan regrow field, and he's a great announcer.
Honestly, I love him, but they have a podcast together.
And, you know, I remember when Sisi retired.
He talked about the asked when all the Astro stuff came out.
He's talked about that.
They've had they've had players on, you know, They've had Red Sox on they've had, you know, I'm pretty sure Bauer might have been on it. I know Clevinger.
I'm pretty sure Clevinger was on it as well.
So, you know, they've had, you know, MLB players on it.
And I love watching things like that because you're right.
We do get to know them.
They're they're not all of a sudden, these amazing athletes to us.
Third look, when he steps off the field, he's me and you accept their mortal.
Yeah, you know, except he goes home to his $20 million house and I go home to my parents eso so there's still a little bit of a difference there, for sure.
But I just love, you know, being able to get to know the players, you know, like like we both said, It's just I don't know if anybody from the I will be ever watches this.
Let me let me give me a phone call.
I'll do marketing for you.
It's no big deal.
I don't want I want.
I just need, you know, a few 100.
I just need a few $100,000.
You know, I'm not asking for million's like the players are.
So don't worry, I got you.
Just follow me to the World Series wherever that Absolutely Yeah, Listen, I'm not doing it unless I got a sign autograph from every Yankee choir.
What's the point of that? I mean video, but anyway, but we'll go.
We can go back toe the MLB playoff bubble as well, though I kind of do enjoy.
You know, I looked at it weirdly when I first saw it that the A L teams were playing NL ballparks.
In the end, I was playing in a L But I do now understand it on Lee because if you are the Dodgers and you're playing in your home stadium, that's an obvious advantage for you when everybody else doesn't get one.
Because, like we've said, there's no travel.
So I know the first round is gonna be, you know, whatever higher sheet they play in their home state.
And then after that, they're going into the bubble.
And, you know, I love the locations forward as well, you know, obviously we have.
And then the World Series is gonna be in Yeah, which that brand new ballpark.
I haven't really seen it because of.
The Yankees haven't played the Rangers this year, so I don't really know what it looks like.
And I'll be honest, I'm not.
I'm not watching a lot of Texas Rangers games, so I have not seen what it looks like.
But I've heard that it's really nice, So I mean, I know I looked at a little bit weird.
I don't know where your thoughts on it when you first saw at first when I mean, it's weird to think that Cincinnati is going to be in the playoffs and may actually have to play in Texas or something like that.
I think that's odd.
And again it breaks my heart to know that we're gonna be in a playoff.
Siri's and I won't be able to even try to go to the game and watch it like, I mean, for a Yankee fan, this is like every year.
Oh, yeah, we're in the playoffs.
This'd is success for us to be even in a wild card game the last time we are in the playoffs.
I think it was 2013 with Dusty Baker as our manager and we blew a one, I think a too old lead to the Giants.
So I mean, this is spectacular for us and we don't get to go and celebrate, and it breaks Mark.
But anyways, so again, though, I do like the bubble I think is genius for him.
I mean, he had to do it, but I wish they could have made him a little bit closer.
Thio people just so you kind of feel connected like ST Louis had have been fine.
If we could have played somewhere around there or even like towards Atlanta.
That way our boys are at least home.
But understand, e have the have the set up right here.
D s one Siri's will be in San Diego.
The other one's gonna be in L.
A in the a L C s will be in San Diego And then obviously, we talked the world.
Syriza is in Arlington.
The n L D s will actually be in Arlington and Houston.
So how awkward that How awkward would that would that have been? If, uh, the Astros made the playoffs and actually got to play in their own ballpark? Those little camera? Yeah, exactly.
And then the NLCS will also be in Arlington.
And then obviously, like you said, the World Series is in Arlington.
But yeah, you know, I I like to set up it Zob Vesely done to make sure that there's no, you know, rainouts or things like that.
Because, listen, let me tell you it za pain here.
The amount of I don't know if a Dodgers fan has ever experienced the rain.
Now, in 20 years of living considering, it's always, you know, beautiful there.
But I'm expecting at least once a week.
Oh, this game's toe.
I couldn't tell you how many delays we had this year.
You know, it's obviously try not to cancel as much because it's a pain making up the schedule.
But, you know, I love I love this set up.
I don't like like we've said the bubble isn't gonna stick around because, you know, that's the other thing.
Another reason that it probably won't happen for the World Series because the amount of money that these teams make from playoff games is unbelievable.
And we would have toe you have to pry it from their dead hands in order for them to lose that gate money from from playoff games.
Yes, I mean, if you think about that, I want to say when we did actually make the wild card playoffs like seats were going for $1000 anywhere at least $1000.
And you know those places holds 24 to 30,000 fans at least.
I mean, you do the math on that, not even counting concession stands.
Yeah, they're not turning out away.
Listen, it's a, uh it's a big time struggle being, you know, not not because of the winning but financially being a Yankee fan.
Because let me tell you something, I listen, I know that that stadium holds about.
I think it holds, like 49,000 people.
Yankee Stadium is big.
Yeah, Yankee Stadium is big.
But you know, I've looked at playoff tickets because I haven't been to a playoff game all the time.
They've been through a playoffs.
I I still haven't gotten one.
And of course, this was gonna be the year I was dedicated.
Of course, I was super dedicated, you know, they made the playoffs last year and I was like, I'll be and maybe I'll go.
But this year I was like, You know what? I'm putting my foot down.
The Yankees make the playoffs.
I'm going, I'm there And of course, I'm not allowed in the stadium now.
But that's a different problem, you know, Tickets, tickets.
Here you can sit in in the nosebleeds and you're paying like 350 stadium.
So it is an absolute struggle.
Sometimes you get those tickets.
But, hey, I guess that's what happens when you're when you're the greatest franchise in sports.
E think the Dallas Cowboys is but that's a Oh, my God.
I'll end the stream right now, but yeah, I mean to think which.
I mean, I wish they would actually release center.
There's a way that we could figure out how much money a team makes in one game.
Not even I'm gonna I'm gonna look it up.
I just want to see if I can find it.
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Um, de Lawson, 00 I can't find the actual price that they make.
But I do know that the Yankees air worth $5 billion.
How much? Sort of the cowboys worth.
Uh, you know what? You don't have to look.
Oh, no, I want to know because I think the Yankees there should be worth more.
I think it went Cowboys, Yankees and the Knicks, which is crazy because the Knicks have sucked for you know what? You're right.
You know, just something like, you know, I think because you know, you want to start a go fund me thio by the Cowboys and the Yankees.
You know, we might have in 50,000 years, years, something something, you know, way.
I'll be What? I'll be 70.
Yeah, I'll be 70.
So whatever that you want to Uh huh.
How do you think I am? How do you think I am? You look like a spring chicken.
I'm gonna go, You know, like 34 actually.
Nailed it right on the head. Good job.
Yeah. How old am I e.
Said 50 years, you said you'd be 70 so I'm gonna go with 20.
All right. Yeah, I forgot that. I said that, but yes.
E do love math, just so you know.
Listen, could never It could never be may.
But, you know, you know, we've said it, but the playoffs are gonna be interesting.
The other thing I I even forgot to mention is I know like like I've said with the Yankees, I I know.
Obviously you pay attention to the Reds more, so I don't know how it is over on that end, but the other, the other big strength of the Yankees is their bullpen, which is once again, completely done in in this playoffs scenario.
Because I know the Yankees.
I mean, they might have to do it in this in this playoff because, you know, it's a weird year that, you know, they don't really have a choice.
And, you know, that also just made me think of another question.
I'm gonna ask after this, Okay, but But you know now the Yankees usually don't like to pitch their bullpen people three days in a row that you you got to change it, you have.
I mean, I don't know.
You obviously can't throw them out there seven games in a row, but the being able to close out your opponent as quick as you can.
And then hopefully, having picked leasing that is going to be absolutely huge in these playoffs because you think about it.
You don't have off days.
But if you can sweep a team in a seven game series, 40 and then maybe that other Siri's that you're playing against is go seven games.
That's three days right there that everybody can rest.
Take a chill pill, you know, do what they gotta do.
Recover everything like that.
But you know, it's gonna be It's gonna be tough for bullpens, everything like that, because now it's we'll go with Game one.
It's Game one right now.
The Yankees air up 2 to 1.
Obviously you go to Britain and Chapman eight and nine.
Say they say you win that game.
Next game it Z 21 again.
You go Britain Chapman again. You win that game.
Sure, now Game three, which can you could basically close out your Siri's.
Are you going to Britain? To China and again? Or if it's or save the syriza's 11 and they've pitched those three days in a row, Are those two days in a row? Do you go to them, or are you gonna try toe go with the lesser known person.
If you're up three runs, do you try to go with a lesser known person And then if they gave up a run or two, then obviously you bring in your big guns.
It's gonna be a very, you know, We kind of look at MLB managers now because of all the animation things, they Oh, yeah, they're kind of just, you know, the head of something.
They don't really do much.
But it might really, really change in these playoffs because you're you might have to go with your got a lot more than you ever really did have to before, right? That's like, I think you know, of course, like we keep saying I'm gonna be talking more about Red.
You're gonna be talking about Yankees because that's just what it is. That's what who we follow.
That's what we love.
But I'm sitting here thinking, You know, I think we're going to go with probably with three pictures as faras starters, even for our rotation.
You know, we've got Sonny Gray Bauer.
We've already mentioned, uh, Castillo as well.
And then, like I said, Thio tomorrow starting this mallard who actually was a relief pitcher, that we moved incomes of injuries so I could see us trying to save their pictures.
Maybe let him try to pitch to about six.
In most of the games, we've been pitching 6 to 7 years for years.
Well, I'm sorry.
Melissa takes me here as I'm talking 6 to 7 in.
And so I see cutting them off, maybe 5 to 6 innings and then bringing Mala and just let him be that middle man who's already starting to show that he can handle a starting rotation and then bring in our closer if we need to.
So therefore you keep them fresh and they could pitch a lot faster.
Bauer, at the beginning of the year, said he wanted to pitch on 3 to 4 days rest all year because he wanted, which as much as possible.
So he's up for it and I could see him doing that as well.
So I think that's what went up doing now.
The only thing that scares me is David Baylor manager is straight ****ytics.
Everything like we looked like we were sucking so bad in the middle of the year and everyone was thinking that we need to change something.
We need to do something.
And he just stayed straight to his guns.
Now it's coming around.
I can't say I think that he wins on that.
But our bats are finally starting to come, like at the beginning, The year on Oliver bets that we're talking about that I didn't make.
I was saying, Man bet on the Reds to score at least 4 to 5 runs because these bats that we've got in the small part that we are, I mean, that's gonna be great for us.
And that's another thing.
That's our advantages.
Airpark, you know, I mean, we've got these strong bats is hitting homers.
Now that's my listen, that is My biggest fear is a Yankee fan, all right? I genuinely think in the beginning of the year, I'm not going to get the number right.
I absolutely know that, but I think it was above 70% off.
All the Yankee run scoring begin the year were off home runs on that.
That doesn't that doesn't happen in the playoffs.
Ah, lot of people.
And I hate it because I think not to, you know, to my own horn here sounds smarter than anybody else.
I think a lot of Yankee fans and baseball fans in general look at it as you know.
Oh, the Yankees need better pitching, blah, blah, blah.
This that if you look at the last playoff Siri's, we've we've lost.
It's not the pitching, I'll tell you that, because I'm the one that gets annoyed that all of a sudden I'm getting a great performance at a at a you know, to knock or Severina or something like that, and they lose the game 4 to 2.
When, when and during the regular season they're out here scoring nine runs.
Eso you can never really rely on it.
That's why I love d J.
Or maybe if the Yankees don't resign him this offseason, I might I might have a few words with the with the front office s, that's I mean, I'm totally right there with you.
I mean, we were beginning of the year.
I'd say the first.
Well, there's only 30.
30 games have been a halfway, so I'd say the 1st 15 to 20 games error.
Starters were pitching phenomenal, like me and JC, and our group kept on texting back and forth.
Okay, the Reds are up by seven or in the seventh in, and we're gonna blow it now because there are relievers air coming in. We're gonna lose.
But like, there's three games were would be up one to nothing to nothing.
And then we have to lose like a run.
Support sometimes wouldn't be there or we we wouldn't score a single run and her pictures give up no runs.
One run to run and we're losing like in today's game.
If you are a starting pitcher and you have a knave ridge of giving up 3.
5, that's decent.
That's acceptable Now.
We were struggling to produce that ourselves for so long.
Like our batting average is horrible.
As far as in the league, I want to say we're probably like 19 to 20 as Faras from the 32 to get back into the league.
Butter homers were like in fifth.
So I mean, for every every every four at bats, we get one hit, basically about in 2 25 basically.
But out of that one hit, probably 75% like you're saying, is a home run.
So I mean, you take that away from our field from Cincinnati, where it's it's they call it the small park, Great American small park and plus the way the wind blows to the river carries the balls out there as well.
So I mean, that's probably gonna hurt us quite a bit because we depend on dingers quite a bit.
So I don't know how it will play in a big field or a picture of friendly stadium.
And with it being possibly a don't worry, even down in Arlington, however, it's gonna be if we make it that far.
Please got That's gonna be a factor.
But at least we've got the aces.
I think we've got the pitching, the Reds and I know where in eighth place we're in seventh place, but we have the team that could make some noise like we are flat out of dark e I genuinely After last year.
I don't count anybody out because if you told me the nationals we're gonna win the world Siri's I might I might have hit you because I was like, What do you mean? That national they're gonna world Siri's And then, you know, obviously we saw what they did then it was very if you, if you're pitching, get I feel like baseball is the only sport that if you genuinely get hot at the right time, you could do any I swear, if you took the worst team of all time but you somehow injected them and made them the best player that they could be at that certain time for a week, they could wanna work.
They could win any serious.
I mean, the worst team of all time is the Mets.
That is one year I can't remember.
I feel like it was in the sixties.
Maybe it's not talking about the e.
I'm talking about the one reason you should ever talk about the matches.
If you're talking about Jacob deGrom and I genuinely feel bad about for him because he might end his career with less than 200 winds just being on the Mets, he should have 200 already.
It feels like I agree with that statement right there.
But then who's the guy that gets a million dollars every year? Bobby Oniy a baby.
I mean, that's right.
There is the only thing you ever talk about the Mets. What a genius.
But I just man, like you said, you can't count anyone out and talking about getting hot.
I mean, it doesn't even have to be.
The whole team is gonna be your starting pitchers starting pitchers and give me two or three bats in the lineup.
Yeah, I mean, if you hit, if you your aces, I say aces because worth the Reds, we really have more than just one.
If you've got a four man knock out 10-K is the game and we're averaging close to 10.
Track out the game with their start three starters.
If you get them just hot at the right time, and you have one person gets hot us with a bat hits a home run in one game and your your pictures shut out, you win.
And the first Siri's this year is what a three game best of three.
So that way, that's truly what scares me the most out of every playoff series that best of three is gonna be is gonna be a hard to watch.
I mean, I put her three aces, their first three pictures up against anyone in the league.
I would do that.
I would absolutely do that if I if we had Severina back, because if we had seven Reno, it would be cold.
Severina Tanaka and I generally will put that up against anybody, especially in a place like I said with Tanaka.
But, you know, now it's now it's Coal Tanaka and J.
A happ or David Garcia and don't get me wrong.
I think David Garcia has a great future for the Yankees.
We finally maybe have an actual pitching prospect that's gonna play good for the Yankees since Andy Pettitte.
I mean, excluding Luis Severino, obviously.
But since Andy Pettitte, we haven't had anybody every time.
They think there's a good pitching prospect, there isn't so I think he has a chance to be very good.
Obviously this was his first year.
He is very, very young, so you know.
This is gonna leave me into my next question because e feel like a lot of people try to push this narrative.
Um, when Corona happened and they and there was a short season in all sports, not even just in baseball do you put in Asterix next to this world? Siri's? Hmm? If Cincinnati wins, it know anyone else wins it.
Yes, but the ass trick could mean two different things.
As whereas it iss like Okay, ask trick? Yes, If if What If a team does come down with Kobe during the playoffs? I mean, what if What if it does happen? If it affects at an injury, you know, And then not only that is the only had 60 games, you know, it could have been anyone like I think, and I can't remember what year I want to say.
Three or four years ago, the Cubs started out like, oh, and 25 I'm I'm exaggerating a little bit, but they were horrible.
And I think they ended up winning the World Series that year.
So I mean, if you take that into this, they would have lost almost a quarter of the game yes, probably to two thirds will go with that or a third or something.
So they would not be making the playoffs and they won the World Series that year.
So, yeah, there has to be some type of gastric.
I mean, we're not even playing.
Ah, third of the games, usually in a year, because we played 152 games, isn't it 1 62? That's that works better.
1 62. I know it's somewhere with the two.
It's weird is that is so I mean, like I said, if the Reds win, No, that's that's That's just how it goes.
But everyone else.
I mean, I don't I don't know how it goes.
You have to put something by it, like on a strict or a shortened season. Just something.
Now I'm not taking any way, anything away from them.
I feel like I think that's I think that's more what I mean, as I think that there will be an asterisk next to it anyway, because it will probably say, you know, shortened season Corona.
But do you take the loss? Corona The Corona? Yeah.
Do you take the lust or the Prestige away from this title? I don't think so.
Actually, for as far as players, I may just a tad bit.
But as far as managers, I don't actually think it's been harder year for them to manage to try to figure things out.
To try Thio, anticipate a injury or keep players rested.
I actually feel like a coach or a manager who has a better chance at managing this season, being from the college level up like a younger manager because it's been a college season.
Basically, you know, ST Louis, they're having to play a doubleheader tomorrow.
I think they have to play another doubleheader the next, Not just because they missed, like, 10 games because of Covitz.
So I mean, you gotta think, Hey, this is just like college.
You play your starting this game and we're coming back of this.
Everyone pay attention because that picture is gonna be pitching.
Probably both games were leaving.
Excuse me and batters pictures be paying attention, have the baton because Europe you're gonna be facing onto the obviously they're gonna be baton in Aaron second game.
So I think Manager wise, that needs to be an Asterix saying, Awesome job player, Wise ass trick.
You didn't have to really wearing tears.
Some of the other players take taking in the past A.
In a weird way, I might go the opposite way of you.
Im e might put Mawr of, ah, of an emphasis on this title because you know what? It's a shortened season, sure, but I think you look at the teams in the playoffs right now.
It's teams that we kind of expected to be there for.
I found being completely honest.
You know, it's the Yankees.
It's the Dodgers.
It's the you know, it's the A's over its, you know, the White Sox arrived.
A little island.
Well, yeah, of course you are gonna get you.
You might get a few teams, but I think the top to your teams are still in that.
We kind of expect and you know, once again, no offense to your Reds.
But I think I think at the end in the world, Siri's we'll see.
Ah, match up that we thought we were going to see anyway.
Well, I think we've all said It's the Dodgers toe lose.
Really? Yeah, It's like, Hey, listen, calm down I mean, yes, I mean, all pressure is on them, like playing the home runs that they've been hitting and everything.
I mean, it's all on them to lose.
I'm trying stands here about pictures, but I I almost think I would put more of an emphasis on this title because just think of what everybody has to deal with.
You're not on Lee with the shortened seasons, which means you have a lot more pressure on you because you haven't played good.
There's no Like you said, there's no cold start.
You go, Oh, in 10.
That's the equivalent in a normal season, basically going, Oh, in 30.
So you can't do that.
You you have no off days in the playoffs.
So now, like I said before, if this is a normal playoff, Siri's Gary Cole starts Game one.
There's there's an off day there's game, too, and then Tanaka.
And then there's probably another off day.
And then Cole could start again in Game three.
This is a three game Siri's Coal can only start one day because he's not pitching on two days rest.
Then you even go into the DS, where it will be a seven game Siri's now or is it a five in the D s? I think it's a ****ing eso.
Even then, he could only pitch.
You can probably pitch Game one and only Game five, because that's still short rest, because there's gonna be no off days.
And then it's the same thing with the L.
U has probably can only pitched game, you know? And then that's the other thing.
If he pitches Game five now, there's no off days now.
He can't pitch Game one.
Yeah, maybe he can pitch Game three, but he can't pitch game one or two, probably.
I think when you look at it as a whole, I honestly might put, um, exclamation point more of an Asterix on this on this World Series because it is so much to deal with.
And then, obviously, that's not even getting into the bubble situation where you're away from your home park.
You're away from your family, your away from everything like that.
So it could, uh, it could be interesting.
I mean, I kind of agree with you on what you're saying that because I mean, it's almost like you gotta break it down to me.
A strict as faras advantage.
The players don't have much wear and tear on the bodies.
Um, they don't have to last as long and then, But mentally I think the Africa as being mawr tough or tougher, Toughest.
Just because, Okay, you're in a slump that has to be a two day slumping.
You gotta be out of it if you're not out of it, you're going away because we gotta get someone in here because like, it's it's when now and win fast.
And went quickly because if I mean, like we said, you start off And what's sad is I think I read.
So I was watching the game of the day.
Everyone of our batters were averaging, like 2 20 or 2 20 to 25 to like 2 39.
I mean, we're in that areas of our batting average.
But our home runs, that's what's keeping us in it.
So I mean, we're slumping, but yeah, we're just finding a way to win.
So that's good again.
It's a ballpark.
It helps us out a lot, not getting back into that.
So I feel like most teams if they didn't have that advantage.
You know your batting average starts off low.
You've got to either find a way to get out of it or the seasons already done before.
You're in 10 games.
So I a strict that way, as far as it being difficult for that.
The mental side, mental aspect tough.
A strict physical ass trick.
You made it easy.
It is definitely going to be a very, very interesting MLB playoffs.
As we said, the regular season is coming to an end.
I asked us to Matt last time we were on backside Panter to kind of, you know, and off the show.
But do you have a Cy Young slash M v p for the A O and the NL? For the NL? It would be.
Let me think about it.
There's this man that I'm really in love with.
What's he do? I think he kind of off the off the mound when he strikes out some.
He yells quite a bit.
He has this on you.
What is his Trevor Bauer? That's it.
Our freaking Bauer.
Yes, Bauer adage at Bauer adage.
See me some shoes.
Trevor, I love you. man.
So I think it's his Cy Young toe lose.
Of course, he's only got one more start.
I think he is my Cy Young on the N L.
As far as a I, I will be a straightforward I haven't watched too much on that.
Uh, I'm gonna go with.
I'll give you a little hint here.
I'm gonna go with Shane Beaver on this one.
Who's who's literally averaging, like 10 strikeouts the game and has, like, a e r A and the ones or maybe low twos.
That would been probably who I was leaning, too, But I'm not for sure of the stats.
I know he's got like, eight wins.
I think Garrett Cole has seven behind him.
But as far as the strikeouts, I did not know.
Oh yeah, he's e r.
63 of ours is 173 So I mean, yeah, I think it's Bieber and Bauer.
It's It's the bees this year.
You got What about your M V P m v p.
For the first or for the season? Or the playoff? Oh, no.
We're going season awards here.
Let me think I would probably have to, man.
Avoid, I think, has been not void.
But how do you say that? One from his place for the Yankees.
He's actually done pretty good this year.
I felt like Luke is it for you? Yeah.
I mean, he's been I won't say M v p, but, I mean, he leads the league in homers for 21.
Hey, kind of came out of nowhere, but, you know, you you put the team on our back, I'll tell you that.
So, I mean, I do like him as faras that, uh, Freddie Freeman actually has had a pretty good year this year.
Surprisingly, I mean, he's that in average, has been 3 43 through 60 games.
Uh, let's see here.
He also has his third in runs batted in with 51 he also has 70 hits this year.
So I mean, I could see Freddie Freeman winning it.
I wouldn't have believed that from the beginning of the year, but he's had a decent year down there in Atlanta.
So I went a little.
I went a little future MLB biased here because I want to travel.
I want them to be to have a bright future.
I actually from and I probably change it, actually, after looking at numbers, because I just like him as a player.
But I'll throw my vote just for fun at Fernando Totti's.
Oh, yes, I mean, as far as the future off publicity and how we should be advertising.
Yes, please get him involved.
I'm begging you.
Yes, You know what? Last time I said my M v P would be void because he put the team on her back.
You know, you gotta throw some at D J Lemahieu, you have Thio.
He's winning the ale batting title by like 10 points.
Now he's batting like I think he's batting high three forties, maybe 3.
I don't know what his batting averages at 30 yeah.
So he's been unfree King.
Believe what? He's probably the only pure hitter on the Yankees.
I mean, I could throw Glaber Torres in that because, you know, when he's on, he could go to all fields.
But listen, they said on the broadcast, I was watching the game yesterday.
You don't know if he's gonna hit up the middle toe left field right field.
So he's He's unbelievable.
And I think I think I might.
I want Luke Boyd originally, but maybe I'll throw mine over two d. J.
But then, of course, you have the greatest player in MLB at the moment, Mike Trout over there, who might have might have a few words to say.
He's my generations, you know, Ken Griffey.
I'll throw it Thio my traces my generation to come on.
Okay, But, like, you know Oh, I agree with you.
Let's be honest.
It's probably Mark McGwire, and Sammy Sosa is more my generation e.
Listen, hey, you have to see some good players that I wish I did.
My goodness, that's when it and of course, it's the older you get every time.
It's like, Man, they were rough in my age, you know? Roger Clemens throwing a batter down.
You know, it's crazy.
I I work with with an older guy where I work and he was born, you know, way back.
And he always tells me Oh, yeah, he's a big Yankee fan, too.
He's like, Yeah, my hero growing up with Yogi Bera, you know, I got this I got to see ****ey E.
I think you know, he's only I think he's 69.
Okay, you said, Oh, you're referring to me like he's 35.
, hey, Watch Aaron Boone play.
Yeah, he was like, he was like, you know, I got to see, you know, ****ey, you know, everybody like that.
And I just sit there and awe sometimes because, you know, those those were, like, the legendary stories you hear, actually, and actually, you know, see, the people like that play.
But you know what? We'll be able to tell our kids about Mike Trout.
Ain't that the truth? Like, I don't know why Bryce Harper has had this big hop on it.
No, listen, don't get me started on Bryce Harper. Don't do it.
I mean, what has he really done? He is the most overrated player I've ever seen.
I mean, he does this.
Listen, I have lost his hair just like him.
But I mean, head and shoulders for you, that's for sure.
Right now we need a logo right up here.
Head and shoulders.
Can I get Can I get a a conditioner brand deal or something? Perry get work? Can you get that? Get that happening.
Yeah, Monique or somebody I need I need a Let's get Monique Monique, probably before paying.
But you know, unless you have anything to add, I think that that will wrap up this episode of Backstop Enter.
Well, of course, you got to do all all of our paying the Bills.
Stuff is, well, well, who do you think will win? We didn't even say who we think will come out World Series.
I have to be biased.
I really think the Yankees have a chance, and I don't think it's because I'm a Yankee fan.
I I think, the best team in the A l, especially when they're fully healthy.
Aaron Judge is a top five baseball player when he is fully healthy.
Standing is a former M V P.
We see what Lugovoi is doing.
Uh, Glaber Tours is getting better every single day. He's unbelievable.
I love watching him play and then obviously d jailbait you, and I think I'm praying at least that instead of playing Brett Gardner, who has a special place in my heart for staying with the Yankee song.
But listen, it's Clint Fraser time.
I love Clint Fraser as well, so I think that the Yankees end up in there with the Dodgers somehow.
I mean, that might be a little biased because I have been praying for a Yankee Dodger world Siri's for the past three or four years because one of my friends, I went to high school with a Dodger fan.
So we've always said if that happened, of course, we can't go to a game this year. But we will.
Yeah, I might have to buy.
I might have to go buy a ticket and get down there to Texas, but I'm praying for Ah, Yankee, Dodger World Siri's.
And I'm hoping, of course, that my Yankees come out on top.
Let's go with this because, like I said earlier Dodgers, I think it's there's to lose as faras the A l. I mean, the Yankees.
I do my hand away too much.
Don't I got back that up.
Listen, I'm Italian, so the only thing I do is talk with my hands.
E think Oh, I don't know, but I do like the Yankees just because their offense and they do have some phenomenal pictures.
That's not underestimate them or deny them of what they really are there.
They're good and Chapman, who used to be a red.
So I do like the Yankees.
I actually I want to give a dark horse, I guess, or my unexpected pick.
I kind of like the A's.
I mean, you know, kind of like what I said.
The young players, the young managers from the college level, they're all like under 26.
It seems like so I mean, that's the only the only scamming because Matt Chapman went down with that hip injury on.
That's their you know, that's a big piece for them. That is true.
That's the only reason, you know, listen, the White Sox might have something to say as well.
They kind of came out of nowhere, and that's a lot of That's a big offense.
And I know Lucas Giolito is in the Cy Young, you know, conversation as well, so they could have something to say.
And, like we've both said so far.
Ah, hot pitching gets you far and and the Indians got some boys still even trading away Clevinger.
So I think the I was going to be a very, very fun playoff.
Hopefully, I hope it's not.
I hope Yankees sweep every single series, so I don't have toe, you know, pace back and forth in my room watching games.
But you don't have a great hair here.
It was my whole head. I'm going toe.
I'm just gonna have to diet.
But I think it'll be fun.
I think the ao maybe more exciting assed faras upsets or possibly upset.
And I'm just being biased on this.
You can call me a home.
Where? If you want to.
I think the Reds have a great shot knocking off the Dodgers if we're before we get to the bubble too far.
So I could see that happening because you did say and I'm not for sure.
I'm 100% on this.
The wild card is at each other stadiums, right? Yes, the wild, the wild card.
Or like the first round, I should say, because there isn't really a wild card this year.
The first round is a Yeah, it's whatever.
They got home field advantage.
Okay, so I mean, I could see before we get into a big bubble that the Reds with that pitching stuff? I mean, we just have to have two good starts, and we've got three guys that can do that so I could see us, and we have the bats to compete with the Dodgers.
So I like her chances.
And me and, uh, cheese.
We've got a little bit that if the Dodgers Oh, yeah, you around on that one? Yes.
He has to buy the bubble head of that team that knocks off the Dodgers.
And I hope it's the Reds just for that.
But that's all I've got, man.
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Eso Thank you, sir. Thank you.
So we have your first? Yeah.
Hey, listen, why not we can we have joined the live lineup will be on live Mondays at seven Eastern time, so that is very exciting news for us.
We were both very, very happy.
So shout out to Perry, Alex Monique, everybody who was involved in, you know, doing that.
But other than that, this is this was backstop answer.
I had a great time, Michael.
Of course, it's always a fun time with you.
And, uh, and it was a great episode.
We will see you guys next time.