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February 25, 2008

ESPN, Not YES, To Show Last Game At Yankee Stadium

I heard this on The Michael Kay Show on ESPN Radio (1050 AM in NYC) during the drive home tonight.

Since the "last game" at Yankee Stadium this season is a Sunday, ESPN owns the rights to show the game - not the YES Network. What a bummer.

Two concerns: One, they better not turn this game into a Sunday-night game - that would be a crime. The last game at the Stadium deserves to be played in the sun. Secondly, ESPN better air the ceremonies planned for that day as well - or allow YES to pick them up. Imagine if none of that great stuff is captured for all-time sake?

Posted by Steve Lombardi at February 25, 2008 06:44 PM

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Hope both sets of cameras are at work that day.

Posted by: Raf [TypeKey Profile Page] at February 25, 2008 10:42 PM

I prefer baseball on radio. In the Yankees' case, the radio team carries from regular through post season, you have the same 2 people who've seen all 162 regular as well as whatever they can get in the post. At least for the upcoming occasion, you're getting 2 people who have great history and continuity with the team. You don't get that with YES or ESPN, neither of which I consider watchable anyway.

Posted by: susanmullen [TypeKey Profile Page] at February 25, 2008 10:59 PM

At least for the upcoming occasion, you're getting 2 people who have great history and continuity with the team.
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Do you think they'll actually talk about the game? I find Sterling & Waldman unlistenable.

What I would like to see is a collection of broadcasters, color men & analysts on both the radio & tv side passing through the booths.

Even more of a reason I miss Scooter...

Posted by: Raf [TypeKey Profile Page] at February 25, 2008 11:19 PM