Michael Kay made some waves earlier this week on his ESPN New York radio show. It sounded like he was advocating for Yankees ace Gerrit Cole to throw at the Minnesota Twins’ Josh Donaldson after Donaldson accused Cole and other Major League pitchers of using foreign substances to change the spin rate of the baseball.
Kay made an appearance on the Dan Patrick Show yesterday. He wanted to clarify that he was not advocating for Cole to do anything. He was telling his audience what he would have done if he were Cole.
“What I said on my radio show was that God didn’t give me talent because he knows I’m a vindictive human being. I have a laminated list in my back pocket, Dan, for people that have crossed me,” the television voice of the New York Yankees joked.
“Everybody took and said that I said Gerritt Cole should do it. No! Gerritt Cole shouldn’t do it because Gerritt Cole is too important to the Yankees. He would be suspended. There could be a brawl. People could get hurt. But sick Michael Kay, if I was on the mound, I would have done it.”
Cole was coming off of a rough Tuesday where he struggled to answer the media’s questions about whether he has ever used a foreign substance to affect the spin or his grip on the baseball. Michael Kay was shocked that Yankees’ PR and Cole’s agent Scott Boras didn’t make it clear to him that it was a subject that was bound to come up.
“It seemed like he was surprised and that surprised me,” Kay said. “Why would you be surprised at that question? That’s the only question anyone wants to talk about.”
Kay went on to say that if there was ever a day that fans could be assured that Gerrit Cole was not using any sort of foreign substance, it was during his start on Wednesday. That he went out on that day and threw the ball 100 miles per hour was the best answer Kay says Cole could have given.
Doug Gottlieb: Nobody Cares About World Cup Once USA’s Eliminated
“I’m sure people in the soccer world are still talking about the World Cup. But zero people I know in real life are talking about the World Cup today.”
The United States has been eliminated from the 2022 World Cup, and FOX Sports Radio host Doug Gottlieb believes that will return the sport back to its usual place inside the sports media landscape.
“I’m sure people in the soccer world are still talking about the World Cup,” Gottlieb said on his In The Bonus podcast Monday. “But zero people I know in real life are talking about the World Cup today.
“You can tell me how big soccer is in the world — and I’m not gonna dispute it — and you can tell me we’re doing better in the world than we’ve ever done — and I’m not gonna dispute it, it’s fine — but the fact is that as soon as that match was over we went from a couple of hours of soccer guy, or writer guy who’s really a soccer guy at heart, talking about should we change coaches, tactics, players, or whatever, and then it’s over. I don’t know who won and I don’t care.”
Gottlieb later added that soccer has been “the sport of the future” for his entire life, but added that college basketball is going on right now, and it isn’t on the national sports radar, either.
Jon Marks Working Without At Contract at WIP
WIP is currently in the midst of changes to its lineup due to the upcoming departure of legendary morning host Angelo Cataldi.
94WIP afternoon host Jon Marks has revealed he is working without a contract.
A report from CrossingBroad.com claims Marks mentioned the development on the air two weeks ago, and Marks confirmed the news when the outlet asked him for comment.
He did not, however, wish to say much more about the situation. WIP is currently in the midst of changes to its lineup due to the upcoming departure of legendary morning host Angelo Cataldi.
In late October, the station announced the current midday show of Joe DeCamara and Jon Ritchie would replace Cataldi in the mornings. Longtime morning co-host Al Morganti will remain with the station but will no longer be heard in mornings once DeCamara and Ritchie take over. Anchor Rhea Hughes will stay in the morning timeslot.
The station has yet to name a new midday show to replace DeCamara and Ritchie. Marks is currently teamed with former NFL linebacker Ike Reese from 2:00-6:00 PM. The two were paired together in 2017.
Boomer Esiason Wonders If Joe Buck Was Criticized Before Energetic Monday Night Football Open
“Maybe he was doing that emphatically because somebody criticized him as flat or something.”
Monday Night Football got off to an energetic start last night, with the usually reserved Joe Buck showcasing an exuberant attitude while discussing the weather and the fact that the calendar has already flipped to December. WFAN morning host Boomer Esiason wondered if there was an ulterior motive to Buck’s raucous start.
In addition to the energy exuded by the Monday Night Football announcer, Buck nearly howeld in excitement as the network showcased Tom Brady’s usual scream of “Let’s F—ing Go!”, by shouting “Yeah! Let’s go! I can’t say one of those words!”
The excitement was noticed by Boomer & Gio update anchor Jerry Recco who played the audio for the show, with Boomer Esiason wondering if Buck was proving a point to someone.
“Maybe somebody told him he was too downcast the previous broadcast,” Esiason wondered. “Maybe he was doing that emphatically because somebody criticized him as flat or something.”