• ESPN, Not YES, To Show Last Game At Yankee Stadium

    Posted by on February 25th, 2008 · Comments (3)

    I heard this on The Michael Kay Show on ESPN Radio (1050 AM in NYC) during the drive home tonight.

    Since the “last game” at Yankee Stadium this season is a Sunday, ESPN owns the rights to show the game – not the YES Network. What a bummer.

    Two concerns: One, they better not turn this game into a Sunday-night game – that would be a crime. The last game at the Stadium deserves to be played in the sun. Secondly, ESPN better air the ceremonies planned for that day as well – or allow YES to pick them up. Imagine if none of that great stuff is captured for all-time sake?

    Comments on ESPN, Not YES, To Show Last Game At Yankee Stadium

    1. Raf
      February 25th, 2008 | 10:42 pm

      Hope both sets of cameras are at work that day.

    2. February 25th, 2008 | 10:59 pm

      I prefer baseball on radio. In the Yankees’ case, the radio team carries from regular through post season, you have the same 2 people who’ve seen all 162 regular as well as whatever they can get in the post. At least for the upcoming occasion, you’re getting 2 people who have great history and continuity with the team. You don’t get that with YES or ESPN, neither of which I consider watchable anyway.

    3. Raf
      February 25th, 2008 | 11:19 pm

      At least for the upcoming occasion, you’re getting 2 people who have great history and continuity with the team.
      ——————
      Do you think they’ll actually talk about the game? I find Sterling & Waldman unlistenable.

      What I would like to see is a collection of broadcasters, color men & analysts on both the radio & tv side passing through the booths.

      Even more of a reason I miss Scooter…

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