YES Becomes KAY As Michael Kay’s Simulcast Will Replace Mike Francesa’s
Francesa will wind up on another station for his simulcast and take a large number of viewers with him. YES will get what they want with Kay, who will never take a tack that is too far opposed to what the suits in the Yankees front office dictate. There will be no defending of A-Rod; no discussing Derek Jeter’s own selfishness and decline; no mentioning of off-field episodes that are up for discussion everywhere else; and no honest appraisals of how the team is performing and run.
They can say it’s about money, but that’s hard to swallow when they’re going to have Kay on camera every hour on the hour, never saying anything negative about the club while purporting to be an analyst and cashing paychecks from the Yankees at the same time.
If that’s not propaganda and the weeding out of dissent to meet personal ends, I don’t know what is.