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NFT: Does everybody really HATE The Michael Kay Show?

chopperhatch : 5/4/2018 6:36 pm
Because I thoroughly enjoy it.

First, I should get out of the way that I do not despise Michael Kay like many here do. Yes, I know that hes a Yankee homer and dont always agree with his opinions. But I look at him as kind of a dork who absolutely loves baseball and knows practically everything about the team he likes. Despite the homerism, I dony get the vitriol with which people talk about him because like him or not, he knows his stuff and knows the game better than many many announcers out there. His back n forths with Paul O'Neill are funny and I actually like how he points out the correct scoring on plays that end in ways that are uncommon. His phobias and aversions to things make me laugh.

I find myself laughing quite often during the show. For years even when Francesa was around I preferred it over 660. They talk about all sports and big games. LaGrecas rants can be priceless. The hate for Peter Rosenberg is fairly unfounded. Hes pretty funny as well and has his role. Everybody does. LaGreca is the rabid fan of his teams who has serious hang ups about other teams (especially rivals), fans and philosophies. Kay is the resident sports nerd as I had mentioned but knows the biggest team in his market inside and out. Rosenberg is kind of representing the casual sports fan who is vastly more in tune with pop culture in general (the way more common sports fan) and takes advantage of the other two's ignorance of that to poke fun at them.

Was just curious if I am that far off the norm as to what BBI thinks.
It might be unfounded,but Rosenberg is the reason I rarely watch  
TheMick7 : 5/4/2018 6:43 pm : link
He has an arrogance that's almost on a par with what Craig Carton's used to be! At least that's how I hear & see it!
RE: It might be unfounded,but Rosenberg is the reason I rarely watch  
chopperhatch : 5/4/2018 6:54 pm : link
In comment 13954755 TheMick7 said:
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He has an arrogance that's almost on a par with what Craig Carton's used to be! At least that's how I hear & see it!


I can see the arrogance thing. Comparing it to Carton is a bit unfair. Carton was just a shit. I literally wanted to punch Craig Carton in the face whenever I heard him. Rosenberg is just kinda that cocky little guy who everybody likes who sucks at all sports.

I just cant understand being so off on this. Haha
I also think Rosenberg  
chopperhatch : 5/4/2018 6:55 pm : link
Is kidding a lotof the time.
i like him in the booth especially with o'neill  
GiantsFan84 : 5/4/2018 7:01 pm : link
but i don't care for his radio show
I think Kay is actually pretty good  
DennyInDenville : 5/4/2018 7:10 pm : link
Not Big Mike good, but I like Michael Kay despite his shilling for Levine ..

But leGreca is nothing special, at all. In fact, Don is boring imo.

Rosenberg is what makes it completely and utterly intolerable
I do like  
lightemup : 5/4/2018 7:13 pm : link
the show. Its a fun listen when you're in the car. They have good chemistry together. It's like any conversation u have with some buddies hanging out. I will say, although i do like Kay, him trying to be cool for a younger audience is a little annoying. Outside of that, I have a good time a couple hours a day listening when i'm in my car
He is actually a really great interviewer.  
robbieballs2003 : 5/4/2018 7:17 pm : link
Those YES interviews on Center Stage are really good.
RE: I do like  
chopperhatch : 5/4/2018 7:51 pm : link
In comment 13954784 lightemup said:
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the show. Its a fun listen when you're in the car. They have good chemistry together. It's like any conversation u have with some buddies hanging out. I will say, although i do like Kay, him trying to be cool for a younger audience is a little annoying. Outside of that, I have a good time a couple hours a day listening when i'm in my car


I recognize that. I also think it adds to the show because hes so awkward about it.
RE: He is actually a really great interviewer.  
chopperhatch : 5/4/2018 7:52 pm : link
In comment 13954788 robbieballs2003 said:
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Those YES interviews on Center Stage are really good.


Robbie, his interview with Parcells today was awesome. He didnt defer to either NY football team. He asked about the draft process in general....just very good hearing Bill answer the right questions.
I donít know why I hate Michael Kay that much  
djm : 5/4/2018 8:02 pm : link
I donít want to. I donít care whether he was a Steinbrenner lap dog or whatever heís been labeled. Maybe he was maybe he wasnít. I donít think heís got this subliminal or not so subliminal character flaw that makes my blood curdle but I just hate him. I think heís a pro in the booth but his voice and screaming nature is so bad. And his stupid fucking see ya call after every hr is just lame, forced and tired.

Too many broadcasters donít have the voice for broadcasting. They talk too loud at times and get too wordy at other times. Less is more.

In contrast, I love John sterling. Fully aware of his act but heís just got the voice for it. Heís soothing to me. Go figure.
Oh and to the opís point  
djm : 5/4/2018 8:04 pm : link
Kayís show doesnít bother me as much as his Yankee broadcasts. But overall he just annoys me to no end and I really donít know why.
RE: Oh and to the opís point  
chopperhatch : 5/4/2018 8:06 pm : link
In comment 13954840 djm said:
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Kayís show doesnít bother me as much as his Yankee broadcasts. But overall he just annoys me to no end and I really donít know why.


Lol, its all good. Costas is like that for me.
I have no idea where this idea that  
BigBlueShock : 5/4/2018 8:13 pm : link
Kay is a ďYankee shillĒ or ďSteinbrenner shillĒ comes from. I honestly donít. He criticizes the team more than any play by play guy in baseball, maybe aside from the Mets outstanding crew. I have the Extra Innings package and if you guys think Kay somehow sucks up to the Yankees, I challenge you to put on some other teams feeds. They are abominable and act like they are drunken fans that just happen to be in the booth. Kay earlier in the year was constantly questioning lineup decisions, in game decisions by Boone, etc. in fact, to me at least, he tries too damn hard to sound objective. Sometimes I WANT him to complain about the shitty strike zone the Yankees may be getting that night or call out an opposing team for drilling a hitter, etc. But he just doesnít do that.

Itís kind of sad, chop  
djm : 5/4/2018 8:13 pm : link
I really donít hate any broadcasters that much if at all. Iím trying to like him! Same with collinsworth, again, i acknowledge is a complete pro but he just insists on reving the superlatives and over the top praise or analysis into the red all night long when he could easily dial it down a bit without subtracting from digestible analysis. I think thatís the best way I can describe it. But I digress, Apples and oranges.

I do love David cone and everyone else in the booth. Overall I think Yes coverage is fantastic. Iíll deal...
Bigblueshock  
djm : 5/4/2018 8:15 pm : link
No doubt about it youíre right. If Yankee fans think they have it bad they need to watch or listen to other teams. We have it good in this area, Mets and yankees. For that matter you can throw the Knicks and rangers in there too. They all do a great job.
Yup  
TyreeHelmet : 5/4/2018 8:18 pm : link
Awful radio. How could anyone listen to Rosenbergs take on sports is beyond me.
I like the show. I especially like listening to Lagreca.  
Ace718 : 5/4/2018 8:22 pm : link
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RE: I have no idea where this idea that  
chopperhatch : 5/4/2018 8:30 pm : link
In comment 13954849 BigBlueShock said:
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Kay is a ďYankee shillĒ or ďSteinbrenner shillĒ comes from. I honestly donít. He criticizes the team more than any play by play guy in baseball, maybe aside from the Mets outstanding crew. I have the Extra Innings package and if you guys think Kay somehow sucks up to the Yankees, I challenge you to put on some other teams feeds. They are abominable and act like they are drunken fans that just happen to be in the booth. Kay earlier in the year was constantly questioning lineup decisions, in game decisions by Boone, etc. in fact, to me at least, he tries too damn hard to sound objective. Sometimes I WANT him to complain about the shitty strike zone the Yankees may be getting that night or call out an opposing team for drilling a hitter, etc. But he just doesnít do that.


See, everybody mentions the Mets crew. I dont get it. The broadcast is kinda boring and Darling, while I respect the guy, sounds like he has cotton balls in his mouth while he is doing the game
I like the Kay Show. Listen every weekday on drive home.  
Giant John : 5/4/2018 8:41 pm : link
One criticism and that is they rarely provide basic sports information such as scores and updates in short takes. Not the show to find out results of last nights games.
don't know who Michael Kay is  
Steve in South Jersey : 5/4/2018 8:43 pm : link
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Centerstage is always worth it  
Dave on the UWS : 5/4/2018 8:49 pm : link
He's always prepared and asks good open questions. He's meh as both a radio host and play by play guy, I can take him or leave him in those capacities.
djm  
Greg from LI : 5/4/2018 8:53 pm : link
Sterling does have a great radio voice, I'll admit. He sucks at every other facet of his job, but he sounds great.
He's more tolerable than Francesa, but he's also a lot less  
Anakim : 5/4/2018 9:06 pm : link
entertaining. I don't mind Rosenberg that much and Don is good for laughs.


But I swear, Michael Kay is as obsessed about Phil Jackson as he is about his wife, Jodi.
Yes. Kay sucks. He's a scumbag who owes his spot to being  
Victor in CT : 5/4/2018 9:42 pm : link
George Steinbrenners plant. He has Steinbrenners shit on his neck
RE: I like the Kay Show. Listen every weekday on drive home.  
lightemup : 5/4/2018 9:43 pm : link
In comment 13954894 Giant John said:
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One criticism and that is they rarely provide basic sports information such as scores and updates in short takes. Not the show to find out results of last nights games.


the show is on from 3-7. What scores and updates are you planning on getting in that time frame? Also if you haven't seen or heard the scores from the night before by 3 the next day, you really don't care enough about those games
RE: Yes. Kay sucks. He's a scumbag who owes his spot to being  
BigBlueShock : 5/4/2018 9:51 pm : link
In comment 13954974 Victor in CT said:
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George Steinbrenners plant. He has Steinbrenners shit on his neck

Please explain. You seem pretty angry about so Iím assuming you have some insight. Heís Steinbrenner plant, exactly how? Whatís the story behind your foaming at the mouth over an announcer?
RE: djm  
djm : 5/4/2018 10:11 pm : link
In comment 13954907 Greg from LI said:
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Sterling does have a great radio voice, I'll admit. He sucks at every other facet of his job, but he sounds great.


The voice thing must go a long way with me. I like joe buck too. Heís an easy target too for most fans.

Don't mind Kay in the booth or on his show. I like him.  
Jints in Carolina : 5/4/2018 10:56 pm : link
Now David Cone on the other hand..........
I like Michael Kay  
giantsFC : 5/4/2018 11:08 pm : link
Itís FonDon Lagreca who can get on my nerves w his Stephen A Smith tantrum tangents.
RE: I like Michael Kay  
Gatorade Dunk : 5/5/2018 8:25 am : link
In comment 13955076 giantsFC said:
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Itís FonDon Lagreca who can get on my nerves w his Stephen A Smith tantrum tangents.

+1
RE: don't know who Michael Kay is  
Gatorade Dunk : 5/5/2018 8:27 am : link
In comment 13954898 Steve in South Jersey said:
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And yet, felt compelled to open the thread and share that pearl of insight.
RE: I donít know why I hate Michael Kay that much  
Coach Red Beaulieu : 5/5/2018 8:40 am : link
In comment 13954837 djm said:
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I donít want to. I donít care whether he was a Steinbrenner lap dog or whatever heís been labeled. Maybe he was maybe he wasnít. I donít think heís got this subliminal or not so subliminal character flaw that makes my blood curdle but I just hate him. I think heís a pro in the booth but his voice and screaming nature is so bad. And his stupid fucking see ya call after every hr is just lame, forced and tired.

Too many broadcasters donít have the voice for broadcasting. They talk too loud at times and get too wordy at other times. Less is more.

In contrast, I love John sterling. Fully aware of his act but heís just got the voice for it. Heís soothing to me. Go figure.


Don't care for Kay either as a broadcaster. Annoying scratchy voice, tries to be hip, and a lame eyerolling c'ya home run call.

He ain't no Bob f***ing Ueker, funny, mellow smooth voice, and an awesome homrun call.
RE: djm  
HomerJones45 : 5/5/2018 9:04 am : link
In comment 13954907 Greg from LI said:
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Sterling does have a great radio voice, I'll admit. He sucks at every other facet of his job, but he sounds great.
Sterling kind of gave up when they stuck him with Waldman, the human cliche machine. I donít blame him; if the team isnít going to take the radio broadcast seriously why should he.
RE: RE: Yes. Kay sucks. He's a scumbag who owes his spot to being  
Bobby Humphrey's Earpad : 5/5/2018 9:16 am : link
In comment 13954984 BigBlueShock said:
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George Steinbrenners plant. He has Steinbrenners shit on his neck


Please explain. You seem pretty angry about so Iím assuming you have some insight. Heís Steinbrenner plant, exactly how? Whatís the story behind your foaming at the mouth over an announcer?


Prior to his TV career, Kay covered the Yankees for the Post and the News and is widely regarded to have been the mouthpiece of more than a few hit pieces from the Steinbrenners about players. That has carried over into his radio career, where he's definitely a shill for ownership.
I don't ind the show  
Matt M. : 5/5/2018 12:41 pm : link
I like Kay on most days and I like Lagrca. Rosenberg I absolutely can't stand. He knows nothing and is obnoxious.
I can't stand self hating Jews  
Diversify yo bonds : 5/5/2018 2:04 pm : link
Rosenberg is cringe worthy. I'll stop there.
RE: RE: RE: Yes. Kay sucks. He's a scumbag who owes his spot to being  
Victor in CT : 5/6/2018 6:53 am : link
In comment 13955229 Bobby Humphrey's Earpad said:
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In comment 13954974 Victor in CT said:


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George Steinbrenners plant. He has Steinbrenners shit on his neck


Please explain. You seem pretty angry about so Iím assuming you have some insight. Heís Steinbrenner plant, exactly how? Whatís the story behind your foaming at the mouth over an announcer?



Prior to his TV career, Kay covered the Yankees for the Post and the News and is widely regarded to have been the mouthpiece of more than a few hit pieces from the Steinbrenners about players. That has carried over into his radio career, where he's definitely a shill for ownership.


Thanks Bobby. Had some family issues to take care and had to drop off.
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