Chris Russo
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On Tuesday afternoon, Chris Russo may have put the kiss of death on the New York Yankees, selecting them as 2019 world champs.

The kiss of death or a sign of things to come? This remains the all-important question on a Tuesday afternoon.

Chris Russo, commonly referred to as the Mad Dog, one-half of the classic Mike and the Mad Dog program of WFAN, laid down the New York Yankees gauntlet.

The infamous Yankees hater proclaimed the Bronx Bombers as future 2019 World Series champions.

“The more I watch (and I watched every pitch of the three games), the more I’m convinced the New York Yankees will be the 2019 world champions,” Russo said on Mad Dog Unleashed, on Sirius/XM.

The Yankees, of course, polished off an ALDS sweep of the Minnesota Twins Monday night. To say Aaron Boone’s club was dominant would be the understatement of the baseball season.

Russo, once known as a long-suffering San Francisco Giants fan, has always led the charge for the crack committee, a loyal bunch of Yankee haters who band together during times of Bombers brilliance.

This October is one of those times, yet Russo sees the World Series writing on the wall, firmly believing they’ll beat the Houston Astros in the ALCS.

Interestingly enough, Mike Francesa (dressed up as Sour Shoes), visited with Russo last week to discuss the Yankees possible postseason fortunes.

The New York Yankees await the winner of the other ALDS series between the aforementioned Astros and pesky Tampa Bay Rays. Houston currently leads the series 2-1.

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