Aaron Boone and Yankees Prepping for ‘All-out War’ With ESPN
Thanks to a TV schedule change, the Yanks will play three road games in two cities in 24 hours.
Like many Americans, New York Yankees skipper Aaron Boone isn’t on good terms with his ex-employer.
Boone, who worked as a broadcaster with ESPN for about seven years, is upset with the Worldwide Leader for making a schedule change that will force New York to play three games in 24 hours.
ESPN, exercising its Sunday Night Baseball broadcast selection rights, moved a day game in Toronto to a night game, when the Yankees have to play a doubleheader in Baltimore the following day, meaning New York will have to play three games in two cities within 24 hours in early July.
Boone is calling on ESPN and the Players Association to change the schedule back, but if nothing happens, Yankee management and players preparing for “an all-out war” with ESPN in which they will refuse all interviews with ESPN broadcasters, according to the New York Daily News.
“Hopefully it’s still happening behind the scenes and there’s pressure being applied because that’s just not good for the product on the field, for the safety of our guys to be having to go night game then fly into a doubleheader,” Boone said Sunday. “That’s ridiculous, and anyone that would argue with that is not being truthful.”
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