one. If you hate the Yankees, and I know many of you, you will love this story.
With Aaron Judge hitting 60 home runs and chasing the Roger Maris franchise and the American League record of 61 home runs, fans looking to see the Yankee batter in action will have to tune in to Friday night’s game via AppleTV+.
New York’s game against Boston will not be broadcast in the local New York market. The game will only be available nationally through AppleTV+.
According to New York PostAndrew Marchand, the Yankees are not happy about this. Marchand reports that the Yankees have asked MLB and Apple to allow YES Network to broadcast the game locally in New York.
So far, Apple has said no. And good for Apple. Why is Apple, which paid MLB $85 million for an exclusive Friday Night package, abandoning its most anticipated game of the season just to help the Yankees? However, the arrogance of the Yankees to even ask Apple to allow YES to stream the game is not shocking.
These are the same greedy Yankees who despise their fans so much that they took 20 games that had been on free-to-air TV for decades and sold them to Amazon Prime Video, making their fans pay to stream those 20 games. while said fans are already paying for cable to get the YES network.
It’s such a delightful twist that the $7 billion Yankees went on a completely unnecessary cash grab by selling 20 Prime Video games and are now arguably losing their most valuable game in years to an MLB streaming package.
It also shows that while everyone wants to tell you that streaming games is no different than watching games on cable, this is clearly not true. The Yankees made no effort to get Thursday night’s game aired nationwide on Fox’s YES network.
The Yankees know there will be very few spectators Friday night.
Apple TV+ reportedly has between 20 and 40 million subscribers. For comparison, Amazon Prime, which is currently streaming Thursday Night Footballreportedly has over 200 million subscribers.
YES received huge ratings for their recent broadcasts as fans tuned in to watch Judge’s home run.
And now the Yankees will miss the opportunity to bring in another huge audience on Friday because YES has no game.
But it’s not about streaming, Apple TV+ or ratings. It’s about Yankee hypocrisy.
When they were taking Amazon Prime money and depriving fans of 20 free games, streaming was just fashionable. But now that streaming is taking away from a game that could get huge ratings on cable TV, the Yankees are trying to maneuver.
Now the Yankees will hype it up with claims of trying to make Friday’s game YES to the fans, but only a complete and utter fool would believe them.
2. Many thought that Judge got the 61st on Thursday night when he landed this shot.
However, one person who didn’t get fooled was the legendary 84-year-old John Sterling, who called the flyball perfectly from the second he left the bat on WFAN radio in New York.
3. “This may be important to some of you.” Thank you Al for your sly hint at gambling.
four. Panthers running back Christian McCaffrey doesn’t want fans to worry about him being featured on the team’s injury report every week.
5. It’s a few days old, but I only saw it this morning. Apparently, one Cowboys fan decided to celebrate last Sunday’s victory over the Bengals by riding a horse to Walmart.
6. this week SI Media Podcast contains an interview with Rich Eisen of the NFL Network.
Eisen, whose daily show recently moved to Roku, talks about recently re-signing to a four-year contract with the NFL Network, what his Sunday NFL schedule looks like, what he would change about the NFL, and what he loves about the NFL right now. Eisen also shares his opinion on Football on a Monday night overlapping double header, Amazon Prime presentation about Thursday Night Football and much more.
The podcast concludes with a weekly “Traina Thoughts” segment with WFAN and SNY’s Sal Licata in New York. This week, Sal and I are discussing DirecTV streaming issues during week 2, Sal laments that he had to miss a recent event and I read the recent SI Media Podcast Apple Reviews. We also publish our best bets for NFL Week 3.
You can listen to the podcast below or download it on Apple, Spotify and Google.
You can also look SI Media Podcast on youtube.
7. RANDOM VIDEO OF THE DAY: On this day in 1993, Jerry Seinfeld wore a puffy shirt. tonight show.
Necessarily catch up with past episodes of Traina Thoughts and check Sports Illustrated Media Podcast hosted by Jimmy Traina on Apple, Spotify or Google. You can also follow Jimmy on Twitter, Instagram as well as tik tak.