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Yankees' broadcaster Michael Kay turns down offer to cover Apple's potentially historic game for Aaron Judge

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Fox News Flash top headlines are here. Check out what's clicking on Foxnews.com. Veteran play-by-play announcer and voice of the New York Yankees, Michael Kay, has turned down an offer to cover Friday night’s potentially historic game against the Boston Red Sox amid reports that the Yankee Entertainment and Sports Network (YES) was efforting a deal to simulcast the game with Apple TV+ in anticipation of Aaron Judge’s 61st home run of the season.

Apple TV+ reportedly declined an offer from YES to broadcast Friday’s game against the Red Sox – an offer that included Kay, David Cone, Paul O’Neill and its own production to support the broadcast, the New York Post first reported Thursday.

Aaron Judge, #99 of the New York Yankees, celebrates teammate Giancarlo Stanton's two run home run in the sixth inning against the Boston Red Sox at Yankee Stadium on Sept.

22, 2022 in the Bronx borough of New York City. (Elsa/Getty Images) While the offer is seemingly off the table for now, Kay said in a statement to Front Office Sports that he was opposed to a deal covering the game out of respect for Apple’s play-by-play announcer Stephen Nelson.  AARON JUDGE MISSES 61 BY A FEW FEET, YANKEES CLINCH PLAYOFF BERTH IN WALK-OFF WIN OVER RED SOX "I told my bosses at YES I would rather not do the [play-by-play] on Apple because it wouldn’t be right to Stephen Nelson.

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