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    Michael Kay will stay Yankees voice after unique negotiations

    Michael Kay will stay Yankees voice after unique negotiations
    By Andrew Marchand June 12, 2018 | 12:12p

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    Kay and YES Network are putting the finishing touches on a three-year contract with a network option for two more. At the end of the three years, Kay will be 60 years old. He wants to call Yankee games for as long as possible.

    I dont see any end in sight, Kay told The Post. I want to keep doing this as long as I want to and as long as they want me to.


    God Hell No, t Michael Kay will stay? He's awful play by play announcer.

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    Re: Michael Kay will stay Yankees voice after unique negotiations

    I don't hate him as much as most people seem to... but maybe I've just gotten used to him.

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    Re: Michael Kay will stay Yankees voice after unique negotiations

    YES played this brilliantly. They planted Rucco in there so we'd appreciated Kay more.
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    Re: Michael Kay will stay Yankees voice after unique negotiations

    Quote Originally Posted by The_Man_With_No_Plan View Post
    I don't hate him as much as most people seem to... but maybe I've just gotten used to him.
    Yeah, that's pretty much how I feel. I've always thought Singleton was their best play-by-play announcer, but he'll be gone anyway.

    The one thing they need to do - and won't - is to make sure Michael Kay and Paul O'Neill aren't in the booth at the same time. I would accomplish that by getting rid of O'Neill, but they won't do that, either.
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    Re: Michael Kay will stay Yankees voice after unique negotiations

    Quote Originally Posted by JL25and3 View Post
    Yeah, that's pretty much how I feel. I've always thought Singleton was their best play-by-play announcer, but he'll be gone anyway.

    The one thing they need to do - and won't - is to make sure Michael Kay and Paul O'Neill aren't in the booth at the same time. I would accomplish that by getting rid of O'Neill, but they won't do that, either.
    Cosigned. I don't mind Kay, unless he's paired with O'Neill.

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    Quote Originally Posted by hardrain View Post
    YES played this brilliantly. They planted Rucco in there so we'd appreciated Kay more.
    Seriously, I think Kay is nothing special before but Ruocco makes him look like Vin Scully.

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    Had to log in to comment.

    Glad others share the same opinion regarding Rucco.

    Rucco is abysmal.

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    Re: Michael Kay will stay Yankees voice after unique negotiations

    Quote Originally Posted by JL25and3 View Post
    Yeah, that's pretty much how I feel. I've always thought Singleton was their best play-by-play announcer, but he'll be gone anyway.

    The one thing they need to do - and won't - is to make sure Michael Kay and Paul O'Neill aren't in the booth at the same time. I would accomplish that by getting rid of O'Neill, but they won't do that, either.
    Plus Kenny seems lifeless this year, which is surprising given how exciting the team is. I can't point to any one thing, but somehow he just doesn't have it anymore.

    I despise Kay. I don't like him as a personality and I hate the way he does baseball games. The talk show compulsion drives me nuts. God, I miss Rizzuto, White and Messer.
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    Re: Michael Kay will stay Yankees voice after unique negotiations

    Quote Originally Posted by The_Man_With_No_Plan View Post
    I don't hate him as much as most people seem to... but maybe I've just gotten used to him.
    Same. Unlike most here, I don't mind Kay. He can certainly go off on tangents, particularly when he's with Paulie, but for the most part he's listenable. Ruocco, on the other hand, God help us if we have to endure much more of him. Can't another network steal him from us, please?

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    Re: Michael Kay will stay Yankees voice after unique negotiations

    Quote Originally Posted by kan_t View Post
    Seriously, I think Kay is nothing special before but Ruocco makes him look like Vin Scully.
    Indeed. I wonder if Kay recommended Ruocco for the job just so Kay could shine in comparison.

    Kay's man crush on Paul O'Neill is hard to take though.

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    Quote Originally Posted by JL25and3 View Post
    Yeah, that's pretty much how I feel. I've always thought Singleton was their best play-by-play announcer, but he'll be gone anyway.

    The one thing they need to do - and won't - is to make sure Michael Kay and Paul O'Neill aren't in the booth at the same time. I would accomplish that by getting rid of O'Neill, but they won't do that, either.
    Actually, I think the Kay and Leiter pairing is the worst by far. They go full throttle sports talk radio during the broadcast. The game they're supposedly broadcasting is a mere inconvenience for them.
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    Re: Michael Kay will stay Yankees voice after unique negotiations

    Quote Originally Posted by fredgmuggs View Post
    Actually, I think the Kay and Leiter pairing is the worst by far. They go full throttle sports talk radio during the broadcast. The game they're supposedly broadcasting is a mere inconvenience for them.
    Yeah, but I like Leiter. That helps a little. O'Neill...well, you know.
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    Re: Michael Kay will stay Yankees voice after unique negotiations

    Quote Originally Posted by JL25and3 View Post
    Yeah, but I like Leiter. That helps a little. O'Neill...well, you know.
    Al always sounds to me like he drank 5 red bulls and had 6 cups of coffee before a broadcast.
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    Quote Originally Posted by fredgmuggs View Post
    Al always sounds to me like he drank 5 red bulls and had 6 cups of coffee before a broadcast.
    He might well have, as long as someone else picked up the tab.

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    Quote Originally Posted by fredgmuggs View Post
    Al always sounds to me like he drank 5 red bulls and had 6 cups of coffee before a broadcast.
    Always sounds to me like he is REALLY excited for every "pretty play" the opposition makes.

    Sound off is pretty much the best way to watch.
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    Re: Michael Kay will stay Yankees voice after unique negotiations

    Play by play isn't what it used to be. At some point, the broadcasters realized they don't need to tell us everything that is happening, it's not radio, we can see it. There's more analysis and jabbing between the guys in the booth then play by play. I like it, but I can see why some don't. If you want someone to tell you what's happening on every play turn the volume down and throw your radio on.

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    Re: Michael Kay will stay Yankees voice after unique negotiations

    Quote Originally Posted by gullo317 View Post
    Play by play isn't what it used to be. At some point, the broadcasters realized they don't need to tell us everything that is happening, it's not radio, we can see it. There's more analysis and jabbing between the guys in the booth then play by play. I like it, but I can see why some don't. If you want someone to tell you what's happening on every play turn the volume down and throw your radio on.


    I agree, I don't care about who the announcers are. I watch the game and pretty much don't pay much attention to them except when their banter interferes with the game


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    Re: Michael Kay will stay Yankees voice after unique negotiations

    Quote Originally Posted by gullo317 View Post
    Play by play isn't what it used to be. At some point, the broadcasters realized they don't need to tell us everything that is happening, it's not radio, we can see it. There's more analysis and jabbing between the guys in the booth then play by play. I like it, but I can see why some don't. If you want someone to tell you what's happening on every play turn the volume down and throw your radio on.
    That's probably the most important reason that Singleton is their best play-by-play guy, and why his solo broadcast from Baltimore some years ago remains their single best TV broadcast in, well, maybe ever. He was relaxed and called the plays well, and in between he let the game breathe.

    If you want someone to tell you what's happening on every play, I'm not sure Sterling is a great option. He's more of a probabilistic announcer, telling you what might be happening on every play.
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    Re: Michael Kay will stay Yankees voice after unique negotiations

    Quote Originally Posted by JL25and3 View Post
    That's probably the most important reason that Singleton is their best play-by-play guy, and why his solo broadcast from Baltimore some years ago remains their single best TV broadcast in, well, maybe ever. He was relaxed and called the plays well, and in between he let the game breathe.

    If you want someone to tell you what's happening on every play, I'm not sure Sterling is a great option. He's more of a probabilistic announcer, telling you what might be happening on every play.
    As opposed to Flaherty who uses the future tense to describe what happened.
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    Re: Michael Kay will stay Yankees voice after unique negotiations

    Quote Originally Posted by kan_t View Post
    Seriously, I think Kay is nothing special before but Ruocco makes him look like Vin Scully.
    That is a good summation of how I feel. If Ruocco becomes the TV voice of the Yankees I think Ill have to start watching the games on mute. How can such a great franchise have such sub-par announcers?
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    Re: Michael Kay will stay Yankees voice after unique negotiations

    I wonder if under his new contract he will be making less road trips.

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    Quote Originally Posted by JL25and3 View Post
    That's probably the most important reason that Singleton is their best play-by-play guy, and why his solo broadcast from Baltimore some years ago remains their single best TV broadcast in, well, maybe ever. He was relaxed and called the plays well, and in between he let the game breathe.

    If you want someone to tell you what's happening on every play, I'm not sure Sterling is a great option. He's more of a probabilistic announcer, telling you what might be happening on every play.
    Lol was being a bit facetious, the radio call doesn't do the best job describing what's happening on the field anymore either and that is pretty important for a radio call! People discussing who will replace Kay is silly. Ruocco in for Kenny, long way away for a Kay replacement. A Sterling replacement must be closer.

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    Quote Originally Posted by gullo317 View Post
    Lol was being a bit facetious, the radio call doesn't do the best job describing what's happening on the field anymore either and that is pretty important for a radio call! People discussing who will replace Kay is silly. Ruocco in for Kenny, long way away for a Kay replacement. A Sterling replacement must be closer.
    Yeah, Sterling is going to be 80 in three weeks. Hes pretty likely to need replacing before Kay does.

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    Re: Michael Kay will stay Yankees voice after unique negotiations

    Quote Originally Posted by JL25and3 View Post
    Yeah, Sterling is going to be 80 in three weeks. He’s pretty likely to need replacing before Kay does.
    i could picture Kay walking away at the end of this contract. Sterling, as you yourself have noted, will leave his job feet-first.

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    Re: Michael Kay will stay Yankees voice after unique negotiations

    Quote Originally Posted by HelloNewman View Post
    i could picture Kay walking away at the end of this contract. Sterling, as you yourself have noted, will leave his job feet-first.
    Why would he walk away?
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