Kay, YES finalize extension

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Updated 3:35 p.m.: Michael Kay and the YES Network have finalized the three-year contract in September. According to a release published by the TV network. Kay will continue to be the lead play-by-play guy on the Yankee broadcasts and the overall voice of the YES Network. The network heads issued rather hyperbolic praise for Kay.

“We are pleased that Michael will continue to be the voice of the Yankees on YES while also hosting our signature CenterStage interview show,” John Filippelli, YES’ president of production and programming. “New Yorkers have long identified him with the Yankees and as a sports authority in general, and he is considered one of the best play-by-play men in baseball. His knowledge of the game and his ability to articulate in a clear, accurate and succinct manner make him an invaluable member of the YES team.”

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  • Scott of 3 Kids Tickets

    If the headline said Michael Key was fired, I wouldn’t have shed a tear. He’s overused and played out. There have been other announcers I’ve really enjoyed (the Scooter, Jim Kaat, Bobby Murcer, etc.). I couldn’t care less about Micheal “Big Head” Kay one way or another. A nice guy but wearing thin on me.

    -Scott

  • Mike Pop

    He does have a great voice for the job tho

    • radnom

      Yeah. I just love that arrogant, condescending tone.

  • Relaunch

    Awesome! Another 3 seasons of hitting the mute button!

  • Miles Roche

    Yankees sign RHP Sergio Mitre to a Minor League deal with a club option for 2010.

    • http://www.riveraveblues.com Ben K.

      Yup. We’ll have a post up soon about this deal. Nice signing. For the rest of this thread, let’s try to keep it on Kay, and in the future, please just e-mail us story tips.

      • Mike Pop

        Thats awesome man.. Thats a pick-up I like for this team.. No CC now

      • Miles Roche

        Sorry, Ben.
        Won’t happen again. . .

        • http://www.spartacus.schoolnet.co.uk/CRsmithT1.jpg tommiesmithjohncarlos a/k/a Mr. Snarky Irrelevant Non Sequitur Jones

          So help me, if you do that again, I’ll have President “Lame Duck” Bush rendition your ass to Bagram A.F.B. so fast…

          • http://nyyu.blogspot.com Mike

            Bagram wasn’t so bad.

    • Miles Roche

      Overall he has a record of 10-23 with a 5.36 ERA for the Cubs & Marlins. . .

  • Chris

    “he is considered one of the best play-by-play men in baseball”

    Apparently they only asked for the opinions of deaf people.

  • A.D.

    Well, guess gotta stay used to it, and does this mean more BoA ads for Kay?

    At least he’s still better than Buck or Morgan

    • http://www.spartacus.schoolnet.co.uk/CRsmithT1.jpg tommiesmithjohncarlos a/k/a Mr. Snarky Irrelevant Non Sequitur Jones

      BRO-BOT… I AM A BRO-BOT…
      and then BOOOOOOOOM, MAKE IT EXPLODE!!!!!!

      You know, that guy parlayed that commercial into an SNL gig. Don’t hate.

  • Tim Q. Mills

    Ken Singleton is, by far, the superior broadcaster. He should be the voice of the Yankees! Let Kay walk after this contract is up.

    • Marty Puccio

      Singleton’s awful. Stupid grin on his face all the time.

  • http://nyyu.blogspot.com Mike

    “he is considered one of the best play-by-play men in baseball”

    By who?

    • http://www.spartacus.schoolnet.co.uk/CRsmithT1.jpg tommiesmithjohncarlos a/k/a Mr. Snarky Irrelevant Non Sequitur Jones

      “Industry sources”

      • http://nyyu.blogspot.com Mike

        What industry?

        • http://www.spartacus.schoolnet.co.uk/CRsmithT1.jpg tommiesmithjohncarlos a/k/a Mr. Snarky Irrelevant Non Sequitur Jones

          No industry. It’s a bullshit phrase. Means nothing.

          • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=15305165&ref=profile Doug

            The bullshit industry!

  • http://www.spartacus.schoolnet.co.uk/CRsmithT1.jpg tommiesmithjohncarlos a/k/a Mr. Snarky Irrelevant Non Sequitur Jones

    Think about Kay signing an extension this way: Joe Morgan was also available.

    There’s that.

    • Alan

      Please, no. Don’t even joke like that, just the thought of Joe Morgan doing the play by play for the Yankees breaks me into a cold sweat.

  • Marty Puccio

    The Aforementioned New York Yankees.

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