Nor is he reluctant to criticize the Yankees when they play poorly, even though the team’s omnipresent owner, George Steinbrenner, also owns a piece of the network.
“Being critical has never been a problem, as long as the criticism is fair and honest and deserved,” Kaat said. “Sometimes, I think George likes us to be more critical. I’d never take a cheap shot at anyone, but I don’t hesitate to give my opinions. That’s my job. And I think the fans appreciate the way I do it.”