…or at least that’s what I keep telling myself. It’s called positive thinking, folks. And when your team touts the second highest payroll in baseball but can barely keep its head above .500 at home, you need as much of it as you can get.

So just keep reciting that simple phrase over and over again. Feel it work its gentle magic on your soul. And maybe — just maybe — a bit of that positivity may find its way to the Bronx, and be channeled by Daisuke himself.