Yankees’ broadcaster Michael Kay turns down the offer to cover Apple’s potentially historic game for Aaron Judge

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Veteran play-by-play announcer and voice of the New York YankeesMichael Kay, has turned down an offer to cover Friday evening’s potentially historic game towards the Boston Red Sox amid reviews that the Yankee Entertainment and Sports Network (YES) was striving for a deal to simulcast the game with Apple TV+ in anticipation of Aaron Judge’s 61st dwelling run of the season.

Apple TV+ reportedly declined an offer from YES to broadcast Friday’s game towards the Red Sox – an offer that included Kay, David Cone, Paul O’Neill and its personal manufacturing to assist the broadcast, the New York Post first reported Thursday.

Aaron Judge, #99 of the New York Yankees, celebrates teammate Giancarlo Stanton’s two run dwelling run in the sixth inning towards the Boston Red Sox at Yankee Stadium on Sept. 22, 2022 in the Bronx borough of New York City.
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While the offer is seemingly off the desk for now, Kay mentioned in a press release to Front Office Sports that he was opposed to a deal masking the game out of respect for Apple’s play-by-play announcer Stephen Nelson.

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“I instructed my bosses at YES I might reasonably not do the [play-by-play] on Apple as a result of it would not be proper to Stephen Nelson. In no means would I need to big-foot somebody and have him lose his gig for the evening. I would not really feel proper doing it,” learn his assertion to the outlet.

“I’m extraordinarily flattered by that the Yankees and Yankee followers needed me to make the name, however I simply did not really feel proper about it. I might be damage if it occurred to me, and though I do not actually know Stephen, I respect his place and he has earned the proper to name the game.”

Michael Kay (left) and Al Leiter (right) host Roger Clemens (center) in the YES booth on unofficial Rocket Day in the Bronx.  Clemens just signed an $18 million contract to pitch for the Yankees for the rest of the 2007 season.

Michael Kay (left) and Al Leiter (proper) host Roger Clemens (middle) in the YES sales space on unofficial Rocket Day in the Bronx. Clemens simply signed an $18 million contract to pitch for the Yankees for the remainder of the 2007 season.
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Judge, who’s nearing Roger Maris’ American League single-season file of 61 dwelling runs, failed to hit the mark throughout Thursday’s evening broadcast that means followers can have to tune into Apple TV+ to see if he ties the file on Friday.

According to MLB.com, followers don’t want a subscription to watch “Friday Night Baseball.” Viewers can entry the game for free both by means of the Apple TV app or from the MLB.TV app. They can even entry the game by means of Apple TV’s web site utilizing their very own Apple ID or creating one.

Still, followers accustomed to watching their favourite staff on the YES Network will definitely not prefer it.

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​​”Being one in all the Yankee voices for 31 years, I’ve definitely not lacked alternatives to name massive moments. If I miss this one I shall be dissatisfied however definitely not sufficient to take somebody’s task,” Kay instructed Front Office Sports.

Aaron Judge, #99 of the New York Yankees, bats during the 6th inning of the game against the Pittsburgh Pirates at Yankee Stadium on Sept.  20, 2022 in the Bronx borough of New York City.

Aaron Judge, #99 of the New York Yankees, bats throughout the sixth inning of the game towards the Pittsburgh Pirates at Yankee Stadium on Sept. 20, 2022 in the Bronx borough of New York City.
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While Judge failed to tie the file on Thursday, the Yankees clinched a playoff berth with a 5-4 victory over Boston. If he fails to hit the mark once more on Friday, Yankee followers shall be in a position to tune in Saturday on the YES Network.

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