The YES Network gives us endless possibilities. You never know from series to series who the analysts will be. Bob Lorenz has been added to the play by play team so Michael Kay doesn’t have to make so many road trips. And Ken Singleton will do play-by-play from time to time. With a wide variety of color analysts, all made up of former players, there is a general geniality among whatever groupings YES puts together and broadcasts are all generally good. On to the reviews.
Michael Kay. Kay has really grown on me. When he first starting doing Yankee games, his voice grated on me. He was not your typical play-by-play “voice” with a deep vibrato. He is more Rod Stewart than John Lennon. But it works in the long run, perhaps because of familiarity. Kay has a tendency to stick on themes over the course of games, especially when the team is not going well. That tendency will cause him to look for events in a game that can be bent to the theme he has been espousing.… Click here to read the rest