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Veteran play-by-play announcer and The voice of the New York YankeesYankee Entertainment and Sports Network (YES) has turned down Michael Kay to cover Friday night’s potentially historic Boston Red Sox game amid reports that it is looking to simulcast the game with Apple TV+ in anticipation of Aaron Judge’s 61st season. Home run of the season.
Apple TV+ has reportedly turned down an offer from YES to broadcast Friday’s game against the Red Sox – Kay, David Cone, Paul O’Neill and its own production will support the broadcast. New York Post It was first reported on Thursday.
While the offer appears to be off the table for the time being, Key told Front Office Sports that he would oppose a deal covering the game out of respect for Apple’s Game-by-Game promoter Stephen Nelson.
“Yes, I told my superiors that I would rather not do this. [play-by-play] At Apple because Stephen Nelson is wrong. No way would I want someone to miss out on a late night gig with big shoes on their feet. I don’t feel like I do.” His statement to the newspaper was read.
“I am very happy with this Yankees and Yankee fans I wanted to call him, but I just didn’t feel right about it. I would be devastated if it happened to me, and while I don’t know Stephens well, I respect his position and he’s earned the right to call the game.
Umpire, Roger Maris is approaching his American League singles season. 61 home runs record The Thursday night broadcast failed to hit the mark, meaning fans will have to tune in to Apple TV+ on Friday to see it tie the record.
According to MLB.com, fans do not need a subscription to watch “Friday Night Baseball.” Viewers can catch the game for free via the Apple TV app or the MLB.TV app. They can also access the game through the Apple TV website by using their own Apple ID or by creating one.
Still, fans who are used to watching their favorite team on the YES Network definitely won’t like it.
“Being one of the voices of the Yankees for 31 years, I’ve certainly never run out of opportunities to call big moments. I’d be disappointed if I missed this one, but I’m definitely not good enough to take over someone’s category,” Kay told Front Office Sports.
Although the umpire was unable to make the record on Thursday, the Yankees were able to make a decision on A.J 5-4 win over Boston. If he fails to hit the mark again on Friday, Yankee fans can tune in on the YES Network on Saturday.