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Akshita Patel

Broadcasters Get Into Heated Argument While Decoding Reasons Behind New York Yankees Debacle This Season

The New York Yankees’ debacle this season has come as a shock to many. It’s the same team, with some minor changes, that made it to the ALCS last year before getting swept by arch-rivals Houston Astros. The only difference is that this year, the team might fall out of the postseason. As of this writing, the Yanks stand 6.5 games below the playoff wildcard spot with 60-61.

So what exactly did go wrong for the New York Yankees this season? For starters, the front office let down in the off-season by making minimal moves. Moreover, injuries and inconsistency punched the team into the gut, and they never really recovered from it. Meanwhile, during a similar discussion of Yank’s wrongdoing this season, a couple of renowned analysts got into a heated argument.

   

Michael Kay, Peter Rosenberg Yelled At Each Other While Discussing Yankees Downfall

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Michael Kay is a renowned Yankees broadcaster who has been the voice of the team for many years. Meanwhile, following the Yank’s brutal series loss to Braves, Kay hosted Peter Rosenberg on his YES Network show called “The Michael Kay Show.” Kay started the conversation by explaining why the Bombers collapsed last season. He said that the injuries of DJ LeMahieu, and Andrew Benintendi and the underperformance by Matt Carpenter badly affected the team’s ALCS run against the Astros. To those unversed, the Yanks were swept by Astros in 2022 during the ALCS series. Moving on, Kay added that the front office believed that the roster didn’t need many changes and hence chose to remain passive during free agency.

They thought the team would get better, but now, as the team stands on the brink of playoff elimination, the front office sees the flaws. It seemed a viable explanation. But Peter Rosenberg countered Michael Kay by saying that his words sounded like an excuse. To this, Kay snapped instantly as his voice pitch went high. Kay responded by saying, “I don’t give a crap what it sounds like!” He is here to give his opinion, and if it sounds like an excuse, he does not give a damn because it is the truth. The healthy debate turned into a major heated argument as both sides relentlessly yelled at each other. The duo overlapped each other as none ended up proving their point. Meanwhile, the whole clip of the fiery exchange is up on social media and has been shared actively by many users.

Yanks Stoops To New Low With Series Sweep By Braves

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Meanwhile, the New York Yankees continue to fall to fresh lows each day. After being swept by Atlanta Braves on Wednesday, the team fell out of the .500 ball club. Moreover, as per stats, it’s the first time in three decades that the club has fallen out of .500 this late into the season.

Still, the spirit in the Yankee clubhouse is sky-high. The captain Aaron Judge believes that they just need a couple of winning streaks to get back into playoff contention. The Yankees still have a lot to look forward to. Having said, whether the captain is being optimistic or delusional, only time will tell.