04.15.09

Michael Kay : The Arbiter Of Cool

Posted in Baseball, Blogged Down at 12:51 pm by

Yankee manager Joe Girardi was forced to employ Nick Swisher in a relief pitching role during Monday’s 15-5 loss to Tampa, and while the newly acquired outfielder acquitted himself nicely with a scoreless 8th inning, at least one observer was unimpressed. From Subway Squawkers‘ Lisa Swan (link courtesy Repoz and Baseball Think Factory) :

Michael Kay repeatedly griped, both on the air last night, and on the radio today, about Swisher rolling the Gabe Kapler strikeout ball towards the dugout, saying it was ‘not cool’ and worried that the other team would take offense to it. (Yeah, next thing you know, the Rays will bash the Yankees’ heads in, and score 15 runs off their pitching or something. Oh, wait.)

The broadcaster agreed with Posada over Swisher because Jorge “has four rings,” Kay noted. (Yes, because those 15 at-bats Jorge had in the 1996 season were so crucial.)

Kay suggested that, as I predicted earlier, that Posada and Derek Jeter should have a talk with Swisher about “the Yankee way.” Good grief.

4 Responses to “Michael Kay : The Arbiter Of Cool”

  1. Tim B. says:

    God, I hate the Yankees announcers. They should be broadcasting AA ball. I started a shitstorm on Facebook last night when I commented as such, not even mentioning whether I actually like the team or not. D-bags. I feel bad for David Cone.

  2. peter says:

    The yankee way scenario sounds like a great leaping off point for my mlb slash fanfiction blog.

  3. Rog says:

    I think that Yankee Way is a street in the Bronx. He wants Jeter and Posada to Google Map that street and show it to Swisher so that he can go there and pick up some HGH and other PED’s for A-Rod’s knee ailment. I hate it when you people take Michael Kay out of context.

  4. CMG says:

    Kay is a homer with no well decor to call a game and his merry men are all starting to sound like the same country hick (Singelton, O’Neill, and Flaherty). David Cone’s got potential in a Keith Hernandez role but he needs to spread his wings and do more games.

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