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ATTENTION Yankees Fans: Stop Whining

I think that might be the most simple blog title I've ever written and I couldn't think of a more fitting time. There's really no reason to complicate the message here. 

Sure - we've got plenty of other shit to talk about on this week's Starting 9. From the Tatis suspension to talking country music and baseball with Jordan Davis all the way to St. Louis to celebrate a man who ruined a large part of my youth. So much to get into this episode. 

But maybe nothing more pressing than assuring Yankees fans that this is part of just about any season. You're going to hit a rut over 162. Jake has some great insight from playing on some very good teams. We open the show with an immediate state of the union on the Yankees and why it's not a big deal towards winning a World Series. 

The bulk of it is two fold. Yes, you're going to struggle at some point. But another reason to calm is this exact group has shown exactly what they're capable this year. You're not waiting for pieces to click. They've clicked. If this was June, I'd have some questions. But it's predictable when you send 7 guys to the All Star Game and play at the top of MLB's most competitive division. There's plenty of factors pulling the Yankees in one direction and it's quite literally just a matter of time where they're winning 7 of every 10. With 7+ weeks in the season, there's plenty of time to get into a groove. 

Fortunately (in my opinion), there's one team in the AL that can beat the Yankees in a playoff series and it's the Astros. Even more fortunate is they won't play one another until ALCS which gives the Yankees a lot of time to get healthy, focused, prepped, etc. And ultimately that's all Yankees' fans will care about when you reflect on the 2022 season. So why freak out now? I just watched the ghost of Johnny Cueto absolutely CARVE the Astros lineup. He's been surprisingly good this year but the bigger point is just relax. You have plenty of time until you're actually mad enough to punch a wall. 

Until that day comes, check out Starting 9. I think it's a good show. And while I'm biased, I still think it's a good show. Subscribe below so you can make an opinion for yourself. 

Starting 9

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Behind The Bow Tie: Ken Rosenthal Opens Up About The Current State Of MLB

Behind The Bow Tie: Ken Rosenthal Opens Up About The Current State Of MLB

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Aaron Judge Deserves Nothing Less Than One Billion Dollars ($1,000,000,000)

Aaron Judge Deserves Nothing Less Than One Billion Dollars ($1,000,000,000)

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MLB's Next MASSIVE Competitive Advantage Has Arrived And The Nerds Can't Do Anything About It

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We Had To Get Luis Castillo's Translator For Today's Interview And It Was AWESOME

We Had To Get Luis Castillo's Translator For Today's Interview And It Was AWESOME

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What The Hell Happened To Josh Hader?

What The Hell Happened To Josh Hader?

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Zack Greinke Gave Justin Turner Some Hitting Advice and His OBP Was Never The Same

Zack Greinke Gave Justin Turner Some Hitting Advice and His OBP Was Never The Same

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Albert Pujols Will Haunt Me FOREVER

Albert Pujols Will Haunt Me FOREVER

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It's Downright Shocking To Me That Joe Davis Started His Broadcasting Career With The Schaumburg Flyers (And Never Got Paid)

It's Downright Shocking To Me That Joe Davis Started His Broadcasting Career With The Scha...

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Breaking Down Everything You Need To Know About The Fernando Tatis Jr. Suspension

Breaking Down Everything You Need To Know About The Fernando Tatis Jr. Suspension

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ATTENTION Yankees Fans: Stop Whining

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Hot Soup: NOBODY In MLB Is More Underrated Than Zac Gallen

Hot Soup: NOBODY In MLB Is More Underrated Than Zac Gallen

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I Would Rather Get Speared To Death By Goldberg Than Play The Mets In A 7 Game Series

I Would Rather Get Speared To Death By Goldberg Than Play The Mets In A 7 Game Series

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Eric Hosmer Would Have To Be A Certified MORON To Veto The Juan Soto Trade

Eric Hosmer Would Have To Be A Certified MORON To Veto The Juan Soto Trade

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Scott Boras Came On Starting 9 Today And Destroyed The State Of Baseball

Scott Boras Came On Starting 9 Today And Destroyed The State Of Baseball

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The Red Sox Are A Dumpster Fire + Liam Hendriks Is A Hall Of Fame Alpha

The Red Sox Are A Dumpster Fire + Liam Hendriks Is A Hall Of Fame Alpha

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Announcement: Rob Manfred Is My New Best Friend

Announcement: Rob Manfred Is My New Best Friend

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The (Cold Hard) Truth About Coors Field Is Much Different Than You Think

The (Cold Hard) Truth About Coors Field Is Much Different Than You Think

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“WAR Is Actually Stupid” - Charlie Blackmon Destroys Your Grandpa’s Favorite Statistic

“WAR Is Actually Stupid” - Charlie Blackmon Destroys Your Grandpa’s Favorite Statistic

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Another Reason To Love Baseball: Charlie Blackmon Didn't Even Play The Field Until His Senior Year Of College

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Dansby Swanson Tells The Coolest Story About How He Became Obsessed With Playing Shortstop

Dansby Swanson Tells The Coolest Story About How He Became Obsessed With Playing Shortstop

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The World Is Simply Not Ready For Aaron Judge To Play For The Mets

The World Is Simply Not Ready For Aaron Judge To Play For The Mets

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The Derek Jeter Stuff This Week Was All A Bunch Of Bullshit

The Derek Jeter Stuff This Week Was All A Bunch Of Bullshit

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Breaking Down The Weekend's NCAA Super Regionals On This Week's Starting 9

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I Refuse To Let The Nerds & Numbers Ruin Baseball For The Rest Of Us (Starting 9 Ep. 008 with Ryan Dempster)

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Breaking Down The Change-Up: An In-Depth Blog About Baseball's Best Pitch

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