Just saw this one from Neil Best on Friday -
Two months before the Yankees move into a new stadium, their TV voice has “no idea” where he will do his day job on game days.
In recent years, Michael Kay’s 1050 ESPN show has originated from a trailer outside the stadium because CBS Radio will not permit him to set up inside. It owns both the Yankees’ radio rights and WFAN, 1050′s competitor, and has the power to bar other stations’ shows from the building.
Kay said logistics at the new stadium won’t allow for a trailer, so he is not sure where he will be until 6, when he leaves for the YES booth.
“They’ve always said we’re not a threat to them and they don’t worry about us,” Kay said. “There is nothing I gain from doing the show in the stadium other than for me personally, it’s easier … They’ve been petty and vindictive about it from the beginning.”
ESPN bars its personalities from being guests on WFAN. Three industry sources said WFAN offered to lift the stadium ban if ESPN lifted its guest restriction. ESPN declined.
WFAN operations manager Mark Chernoff declined to comment.
But, he’s Michael Kay!