Via Bob Raissman –
Michael Kay, the TV voice of the Yankees, the most storied franchise in sports, is not above mucking it up in a Twitter war — with a college kid. Wonder if Mel Allen and Red Barber would engage in such hijinx if Twitter was around in their day?
And wonder what George Steinbrenner would think of the voice of his franchise telling a Twitter adversary: “LOL. What a punk. Twitter tough. Enjoy your miserable, ugly, insecure existence.”
Kay, who also hosts ESPN-98.7′s afternoon drive show, clearly still has plenty of time on his hands.
This epic Twitter “battle” was only a few posts away from “I’m rubber your glue.”
It started when the kid, @JoeHendler9, said he would be listening to WFAN’s Mike Francesa. Kay replied by pointing out Francesa would not be on because the Mets were playing.
“….Know stuff if ur a smart guy,” Kay tweeted. “Ohh, sry I forgot even better. I know you have it marked on your calendar everytime francesa isn’t up against you,” Hendler replied.
Things went on and on and down hill from there. Very entertaining. Enough so for Kay to do a Twitter war of the week.
At some point, I wonder, if Kay’s ESPN job will ever cost him his gig with the Yankees?