The old saying goes that the most popular football player in town is always the backup quarterback, and the same is true of the Yankees’ backup catcher.
It’s especially accurate if said catcher is ripping two home runs in a two-run game while putting the Toronto Blue Jays through his own personal spin cycle yet again, though.
Kyle Higashioka caught another brilliant Gerrit Cole start on Monday night in Dunedin, guiding the Yanks’ ace through a tough first couple innings, culminating in 15 men being retired consecutively before all was said and done.
It was an historic night for the backup, as he became the first catcher ever with three multi-homer games among the first 12 dingers of his career. He also upped his numbers in his last 13 starts to a ridiculous .341 average with seven homers and 15 RBI.
He, um … also inspired a popular YouTuber and streamer to get a tattoo where the sun very much does not shine.
Streamer Jack “CouRage” Dunlop really wants a new Yankees tattoo.
CouRageJD, as Jack Dunlop is popularly known, is a well-known streamer, host of many world-class Call of Duty events, and the co-owner of the content creation and gaming organization 100 Thieves.
He also, presumably, doesn’t show his full ass very often. But perhaps that’s about to change!
See, when you’ve got 1.7 million followers, boasts like this don’t really go unnoticed.
Turns out, the Home Run Stroka had a stroke a’ genius after the clock struck midnight Tuesday morning.
Shoutout to Higashioka, who played along several hours after the game ended in Florida.
The life of a backup catcher, right? He doesn’t have to play Tuesday, probably. No sleep, just tweet.
The odds of this tattoo happening remain very low, but if Dunlop does get inked up, you can bet we’ll hear about it. He doesn’t seem like the type of person to fade away after taking center stage.
The more occasions to cheer for Higashioka, the better, obviously. But Yankees fans shouldn’t echo this declaration if you don’t want him finding them, too.