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Michael Kay walks again menace to ESPN producer, calls firing remark ‘performative’

ESPN New York radio present host Michael Kay is strolling again his menace to a producer he stated he might get fired if he made one telephone name. 

Last Friday, Ray Santiago, a producer on the “DiPietro and Rothenberg” morning present with ESPN radio, took a shot at “The Michael Kay Show” by saying the latter program is on a decline. 

After taking part in the clip along with his co-hosts Don La Greca and Peter Rosenberg, Kay seemed instantly into the digital camera and stated he might put Santiago on the “unemployment line” with a single telephone name. 

New York Yankees television broadcaster Michael Kay speaks during the teams 63rd Old Timers Day before the game against the Detroit Tigers on July 19, 2009 at Yankee Stadium in the Bronx borough of New York City. 

New York Yankees tv broadcaster Michael Kay speaks in the course of the groups 63rd Old Timers Day earlier than the sport towards the Detroit Tigers on July 19, 2009 at Yankee Stadium within the Bronx borough of New York City. 
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On Tuesday, Kay wasn’t as indignant, claiming that his phase was “performative.”

“I’m not going to take a seat right here and lie,” Kay stated. “Was I upset concerning the remark? Yeah. But it was performative as a result of I’m such performer on the air. But if folks need to run with it — folks on social media being like, ‘You’re a low life, you’re the worst,’ — OK. Whatever.”

MICHAEL KAY THREATENS FELLOW ESPN RADIO MEMBER AFTER RATINGS SHOT: ‘YOU WILL BE FIRED’

“Is it the concern that this present is now on the rise, and that present’s form of gone within the different route currently?” Santiago stated after it was talked about that Kay’s program continues to deliver up DiPietro and Rothenberg. 

Here’s Kay’s response: “Ray Santiago made a remark about scores? Do you understand, Ray, that each one I’d must do is make one telephone name, and also you’d be on the unemployment line? You have the nerve to say one thing like that about this present? One telephone name, which I’m contemplating making, and you can be fired. Do you understand that?” 

New York Yankees broadcaster Michael Kay during Joe Torre's number retirement ceremony before game vs Chicago White Sox at Yankee Stadium.  Bronx, NY 8/23/2014 

New York Yankees broadcaster Michael Kay throughout Joe Torre’s quantity retirement ceremony earlier than recreation vs Chicago White Sox at Yankee Stadium.  Bronx, NY 8/23/2014 
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Kay ended by saying he gained’t be mentioning the morning present anymore, however the anger was actually there in his transient monologue. 

“The Michael Kay Show” was at its top when it surpassed WFAN’s Mike Francesa within the afternoon. However, after preliminary success when Craig Carton returned with Evan Roberts within the afternoon, WFAN has been profitable in latest scores. 

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The New York Post not too long ago reported that Kay, the long-time broadcaster of the New York Yankees, is contemplating retirement from sports activities speak radio. 

Kay spent a full decade being partnered with the legendary John Sterling on WABC from 1992-2001. 

Yankees Broadcaster Michael Kay arrives at a screening of the "2009 World Series Film: Philadelphia Phillies vs. New York Yankees" at the Ziegfeld Theatre on November 23, 2009 in New York City. 

Yankees Broadcaster Michael Kay arrives at a screening of the “2009 World Series Film: Philadelphia Phillies vs. New York Yankees” on the Ziegfeld Theatre on November 23, 2009 in New York City. 
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When YES Network started, they instantly introduced Kay in whereas Sterling remained on the radio, which he nonetheless does to today. 

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