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Posted by: Peter Abraham - Posted in Misc on Nov 03, 2008 Print This Post Print This Post | Email This Post Email This Post

Brian Cashman says the Yankees will be aggressive as the offseason gets started in earnest with the General Manager Meetings.


The economy is bad. But not for Michael Kay, apparently. A few weeks after re-upping with ESPN Radio, he has signed an extension with YES. This release from YES:

NEW YORK, November 3, 2008 – The Emmy Award-winning Michael Kay, whose voice has been synonymous with the YES Network since its launch in 2002, has signed a multi-year extension with the network to remain its lead New York Yankees play-by-play voice. Kay has earned 19 Emmy nominations and 3 Emmy wins while at YES.

A fixture on the New York sports media scene for more than 25 years, Kay will also continue hosting YES’ Emmy-winning CenterStage show, its YESterdays series and other shows and specials on the network. CenterStage was also named “Best Regional Show or Series” (sports or otherwise) by the trade publication CableFAX Daily last week.

“We are pleased that Michael will continue to be the voice of the Yankees on YES while also hosting our signature CenterStage interview show,” said John Filippelli, president of production and programming at the YES Network. “New Yorkers have long identified him with the Yankees and as a sports authority in general, and he is considered one of the best play-by-play men in baseball. His knowledge of the game and his ability to articulate in a clear, accurate and succinct manner make him an invaluable member of the YES team.”

“The Yankees are probably the signature franchise in all of sports, and to have the opportunity to continue to live a boyhood dream and be behind the mic in the first year of the new Yankee Stadium is humbling,” said Kay. “I could not be happier about being a part of the YES Network for the foreseeable future.”




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