Sep 11, 2013, 3:54 PM EDT
UPDATE: Done deal. The Yankees have reached an agreement with CBS Radio to broadcast their games on WFAN beginning in 2014. This knocks the Mets off that station, where they’ve been broadcast for over 25 years. Details aren’t known, but it’s expected to be north of $15 million a year. Their current radio deal reportedly pays them $13-14 million.
Tuesday, 11:35 AM: This is for the New Yorkers. The rest of us will continue to ignore Yankees radio broadcasts pretty much all of the time:
The Yankees and CBS Radio are close to a deal that would put the Yankees on WFAN starting in 2014, a person familiar with the negotiations told Newsday. The arrangement would bump the Mets off the station that has carried their games since WFAN’s inception in 1987.
The Yankees currently are carried by WCBS Radio. The Mets could go any number of other places as there are no shortage of radio stations in New York.
The report says that John Sterling is likely to stay as the radio voice of the Yankees. Which more or less explains the second sentence of my opening comments.
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- Doug Glanville’s story about being racially profiled at his own home (125)
- There is still a racial divide in baseball (112)