Al Franken may have used a similar title in a book about Rush Limbaugh, but it certainly applies to YES network shill and complete asshole Michael Kay, who made an absolute gem of a statement yesterday on his daily radio show on ESPN Radio. He opened it with this:
"On this day, August 4th, 2006, I declare the Red Sox officially dead."
Where do I start with the complete lunacy of this statement? The Yankees are currently 1 game up in the AL East, and the Red Sox lead the Wild Card by a half-game. But in Kay's world, the Sox are finished because of their injuries. The Sox and Yankees still have nine head-to-head meetings before this season is done, and there are still just under two months to go in the 2006 season. So much can happen, especially between these two clubs.
Kay is a complete and utter buffoon. But of course, that's not a news flash.
If that wasn't enough, a number of Yankee fans called his show to complain and say that Kay was jinxing their team with making such a rash statement about the Red Sox. (And another fan set him off about "baseball etiquette" in not mentioning on the air that a perfect game or no-hitter was going on.) Kay in response had a complete meltdown on the air, and started ranting about "slaves" and "the Nazis." Extraordinarily weird stuff, even for a jackass like Kay.
The great blog site Fire Joe Morgan, has a great article about it. Follow this link: www.firejoemorgan.blogspot.com, where you can read, and even hear, more about it.
Thanks to my friend Chris for alerting me to just another reason to despise Michael Kay, one of the worst sports broadcasters currently employed today.