Last year, he improved that ERA by more than a run, to 2.83, led the majors in strikeouts (277) and was voted the AL Cy Young Award runner-up. Asked to identify what adjustments he made to account for such improvement, Darvish replies, “Two main things: I was able to make the adjustment with the American baseball and also American culture itself. My first year I couldn’t eat sandwiches. The second year they started to taste really good, so I was able to eat a lot. The food was the biggest adjustment.”
Billy Joel’s lyrics tell a beautiful story of a man and what he does in his free time.
Written by and starring Dru Johnston and Don Fanelli Shot by Keith Haskel, Edited by Dru Johnston With special guest LAURA WILLCOX!
Come see these videos in context in Sketches From An Italian Restaurant: A Billy Joel Sketch Show at the UCB Theatre. We have two upcoming dates in New York (April 2nd and 16th) and one in Los Angeles (April 9th)!
The first season of “The Idiot’s Guide to Smart People” is all online now, and you can watch all three in this handy YouTube playlist — it’s just over eight minutes to watch the whole series.
Huge thanks to everyone that’s watched and shared so far, and to all talented people involved: Mack Williams, Will Hines, Doug Stoley, Mark Turrigiano, Josh Poole, and everyone else at Above Average involved in producing and promoting these videos.
The good news is we’re planning on making more, so hopefully there should be new episodes this summer. (They take a while to make.)