Michael Kay expresses displeasure in my column about CBS Radio refusing to allow him to originate his 1050 ESPN radio show from Yankee Stadium on game days.
CBS Radio, which owns WFAN, has radio rights to the Mets and Yankees and thus can bar other stations' shows from the building on game days.
"I thought it was very petty from the start," said Kay, entering his fifth season of double duty as 1050's afternoon host and YES' play-by-play man.
"They’ve always said we’re not a threat to them and they don’t worry about us. There is nothing I gain from doing the show in the stadium other than for me personally it’s easier.
"I think it’s wrong. I don’t think that’s the way business should be done. They’ve been petty and vindictive about it from the beginning . . . It's always bothered me for a company that says we’re not a threat, why woudn't they allow me to do the show?"
WFAN boss Mark Chernoff declined to comment.
Fair question: If ESPN had the Yankees rights, would it allow Mike Francesa to do his show from the stadium?