Last Updated on October 4, 2023 at 8:06 am by John Allen
New York fans are not happy to see long-time Yankees voice Michael Kay calling games for their team’s rivals. They took to social media to vent anger at Kay and former team great Alex Rodriguez and take aim at the broadcast pair for calling the ALDS game between the Blue Jays and Twins on ESPN.
Following the conclusion of his remarkable 32nd-season run as the Yankees’ TV play-by-play announcer, ESPPN offered Kay a chance to provide commentary for the American League Wild Card series. He accepted it and shared the booth with former A-Rod for this pivotal matchup.
Kay, celebrated as one of the finest voices in baseball broadcasting, also hosts the highly popular “The Michael Kay Show” on ESPN New York. Just before the first pitch, the 62-year-old Kay expressed his enthusiasm for calling this electrifying American League contest.
Kay, Rodriguez subject to Yankees fans’ wrath
However, Yankees fans turned furious to see the duo in the broadcast booth of the rivals with the same level of enthusiasm. In spite of the exhilarating Game 1, where the Twins finally ended their 18-game playoff losing streak by defeating the Blue Jays 3-1, the broadcast pair’s affiliation with the Yankees, a team that many fans dislike, provoked the ire of MLB enthusiasts on various social media platforms.
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