Why is Michael Kay furious at ESPN’s Ray Santiago?

Michael Kay and Ray Santiago

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Long-time Yankees voice Michael Kay is not happy at ESPN Radio and he is “seriously considering leaving his ESPN New York show,” reported the New York Post last week. It has been revealed now that Kay isn’t happy with one of the station’s producers. This has turned things more interesting.

According to Ryan Glasspiegel, “The Michael Kay Show and DiPietro & Rothenberg, which are teammates on ESPN New York have traded some barbs back and forth — the former is in afternoon drive while the latter airs in mornings — but one happened recently that Kay took personally.”

Ray Santiago, the producer of “DiPietro & Rothenberg,” made fun of Kay’s rating by asking, “Is it the fear that this show is now going up and that show is going down?”

As you might have guessed, Michael Kay wasn’t having any of that.

“Ray Santiago made a comment about ratings?” Michael Kay hammered the producer telling the men behind the camera to get him. “Do you realize, Ray, that all I’d have to do is make one phone call and you’d be on the unemployment line. You have the nerve to say something like that about this show? One phone call, which I’m considering making, and you will be fired. Do you realize that?”

Is Michael Kay on his way out?

Michael Kay’s multimillion-dollar contract with ESPN New York ends at the end of September. There have been talks about extending the contract, but sources say Kay has told ESPN officials that he plans to leave. Many of them think he’s not making it up. Marchand claims that ESPN Radio lacks a plan for Michael Kay’s replacement. It may consider Don La Greca and Peter Rosenberg among other options if a new show starts.

Marchand said that Michael Kay, who is 61 years old, has no plans to stop being the voice of the New York Yankees on YES Network. Marchand said that Kay also wants to keep doing the “KayRod Cast” with former Yankees slugger Alex Rodriguez on ESPN’s alternate broadcasts of Sunday Night Baseball.

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