The Yankees’ TV broadcast team would have ordinarily been at Citi Field on Saturday to call an exhibition game against the Mets. Instead, Michael Kay and David Cone sat in front of monitors at a dark, empty stadium in the Bronx doing their work remotely.
MLB will not allow visiting TV announcers to travel to games during the COVID-19 pandemic, which will force regional networks to get creative. For YES, using Yankee Stadium proved more convenient than finding a separate studio.
“This is weird,” Kay wrote in a Twitter post.
The game itself actually didn’t seem too strange given the circumstances. Mets starter Rick Porcello surrendered a home run — he’s given up 96 of those over the past three seasons — and a Mets infielder made consecutive errors.
A better symbol for the endtimes we’re living through, then, is probably Kay and Cone overlooking a dark baseball palace in one of the brighest cities in the U.S.
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