Yankees boycott threat works, ESPN will no longer televise game

Yankees boycott threat works, ESPN will no longer televise game

Yankees boycott threat works, ESPN will no longer televise game

The New York Yankees' feud with ESPN is over. Boone expressed on several occasions that he would like the game to be moved, and Andrew Marchand of the New York Post reported that the team was considering a boycott of all ESPN employees if it was forced to play at night. That, along with a doubleheader against the Orioles the following day, would have meant the club would have had to play three games in the span of about 24 hours.

Well, the Yankees kicked and screamed and threatened a boycott, and eventually they got ESPN to accede to their demands. The Yankees, led by manager and former Sunday Night Baseball analyst Aaron Boone, had strenuously objected to playing on Sunday night, given that they have a double-header slated for the following day in Baltimore, with the first game falling at 1 p.m.

The Yankees were unhappy with the change due to their scheduled doubleheader the following day against the Baltimore Orioles, and threatened to boycott ESPN personnel for the rest of the season if the game wasn't switched back to an afternoon start time.


Yesterday, we learned that the Yankees were upset with ESPN for selecting their game with the Blue Jays on July 8 for Sunday Night Baseball.

Both MLB and players union officials had been working behind the scenes to remedy the situation.

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