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Thursday, June 07, 2012

YES Network’s Michael Kay Goes to Blows on Twitter with College Student

Meh. No parm, no fowl..

Yankees announcer Michael Kay got into a war of words on Twitter. The flap took place early Monday when Kay tweeted followers for their choice of lead topic on his ESPN/98.7 FM radio show the next afternoon.

He got into the “virtual” shouting match with 21-year-old Joey Hendler.

Hendler shot the first salvo tweeting, “I’ll b listening 2 [Mike] francesa like every1 else.”

“I just happened to be laying in my bed at 1 o’clock in the morning,” Hendler tells FishbowlNY. “…He responded with a quick remark. Then I responded back. [Kay] was delivering heavy blows, and I was firing them back.”

One of the blows that Hendler fired back took their Twitter fight into an online street brawl. Hendler wrote on the social media site: “look at you responding to a random person like that. Just shows your insecurity. Go cry yourself to sleep with your ugly wife.”

Repoz Posted: June 07, 2012 at 03:36 PM | 33 comment(s) Login to Bookmark
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   1. Bring Me the Head of Alfredo Griffin (Vlad) Posted: June 07, 2012 at 03:50 PM (#4151030)
YES Network’s Michael Kay...Blows...College Student


Not that there's anything wrong with that.
   2. Zonk, Genius of the Stables Posted: June 07, 2012 at 03:55 PM (#4151033)
Twitter's one redeeming quality is the occasional ability to get into digital fisticuffs with famous people.
   3. There are a lot of good people in alt-Shooty Posted: June 07, 2012 at 03:56 PM (#4151034)
“look at you responding to a random person like that. Just shows your insecurity. Go cry yourself to sleep with your ugly wife.”

I don't know why this is cracking me up. I think it's just 5 minutes until going home time, maybe.
   4. ^^^ Posted: June 07, 2012 at 04:04 PM (#4151043)
Could he have fit "and her sh!tty chicken parm" under the 140 character limit? If so, I can only give him an A-minus.
   5. The District Attorney Posted: June 07, 2012 at 04:12 PM (#4151048)
Maybe his wife is hot. Do we have evidence on this?
   6. Walks Clog Up the Bases Posted: June 07, 2012 at 04:14 PM (#4151050)
Once the new-car smell of Twitter wore off from me, I only used it to try and get celebrities to "recognize" me.
   7. Anonymous Observer Posted: June 07, 2012 at 04:14 PM (#4151052)
“look at you responding to a random person like that. Just shows your insecurity. Go cry yourself to sleep with your ugly wife.”

I don't know why this is cracking me up. I think it's just 5 minutes until going home time, maybe.


Despite my thought that the comment about his wife was out of line, I laughed out loud at it anyway. And I had an hour until I was going home.
   8. RoyalsRetro (AG#1F) Posted: June 07, 2012 at 04:32 PM (#4151069)
Maybe his wife is hot. Do we have evidence on this?


Actually, she's not bad

“I’m a 21-year-old kid, just being an immature kid on Twitter,” Hendler says. “Who am I? I’m a nobody.”


Yea, I'm sure you won't ever be held accountable for this stupidity.
   9. Dock Ellis Posted: June 07, 2012 at 04:37 PM (#4151077)
Actually, she's not bad

Especially for 48.
   10. JJ1986 Posted: June 07, 2012 at 04:46 PM (#4151082)
Someone thought that this was interesting enough to write about?
   11. SouthSideRyan Posted: June 07, 2012 at 04:47 PM (#4151083)
[2]Dave Kaplan is the best at this. The guy's a lunatic.
   12. Yeaarrgghhhh Posted: June 07, 2012 at 04:48 PM (#4151086)
God damn it. I fell for that again.
   13. Infinite Yost (Voxter) Posted: June 07, 2012 at 04:54 PM (#4151094)
I moused over it and thought, "Hmm, Michael Kay's wife's name is Madeleine." And then I clicked it.
   14. DA Baracus Posted: June 07, 2012 at 05:00 PM (#4151100)
Someone thought that this was interesting enough to write about?


Multiple people did since Awful Announcing wrote about it too.
   15. JimMusComp likes Billy Eppler.... Posted: June 07, 2012 at 05:00 PM (#4151101)
Dammit! I feel for it too!
   16. Gonfalon Bubble Posted: June 07, 2012 at 05:01 PM (#4151102)
For anyone who cares, here's the real Madeleine.
   17. phredbird Posted: June 07, 2012 at 06:35 PM (#4151162)
For anyone who cares, here's the real Madeleine.


nice try.
   18. Davo's Favorite Tacos Are Moose Tacos Posted: June 07, 2012 at 06:43 PM (#4151165)
The Dumbest Generation of Narcissists in the History of the World
   19. Never Give an Inge (Dave) Posted: June 07, 2012 at 06:48 PM (#4151172)

She actually is quite attractive, especially for someone like Michael Kay to be married to. Real link (I promise). I like the Post's captions.
   20. Gonfalon Bubble Posted: June 07, 2012 at 06:50 PM (#4151173)
Okay, you got me. The REAL Madeleine can be found in here.
   21. The District Attorney Posted: June 07, 2012 at 06:54 PM (#4151175)
Oh, right, I remember now, Christina Applegate's sister, the anchorwoman. ("Tits McGee is on vacation.")

Holy crap, I just had an unbidden memory of Mike & the Mad Dog droning on about how horrible a movie Anchorman was. Maybe not a coincidence??

EDIT: Never mind, apparently they're not related.
   22. Howie Menckel Posted: June 07, 2012 at 09:16 PM (#4151256)

Jodi is not ugly by any stretch of the imagination.
   23. Gonfalon Bubble Posted: June 07, 2012 at 10:01 PM (#4151321)
There's only one Applegate who's responsible for Michael Kay's continued presence in broadcasting, and he was played by Ray Walston.
   24. Biff, highly-regarded young guy Posted: June 07, 2012 at 10:49 PM (#4151361)
Any chance of me finding this funny was destroyed by the random college student saying he would be listening to Francesa instead.
   25. Joe Bivens Recognizes the Kenyan Precedent Posted: June 08, 2012 at 07:49 AM (#4151445)
What kind of hell gives consumers a choice between Kay and Francesa? The state of radio is bad in Boston, but this?
   26. Bote Man Posted: June 08, 2012 at 08:03 AM (#4151450)
The state of radio is bad.

FTFY
   27. ^^^ Posted: June 08, 2012 at 08:40 AM (#4151467)
Kay's going to get worse -- more and more essentially Kayesque -- as the years go by, isn't he?
   28. There are a lot of good people in alt-Shooty Posted: June 08, 2012 at 08:42 AM (#4151469)
Kay's going to get worse -- more and more essentially Kayesque -- as the years go by, isn't he?

Eventually light itself will not be able to escape the gravitational pull of his giant head.
   29. Repoz Posted: June 08, 2012 at 09:15 AM (#4151482)
Kay's going to get worse

Kay, after Ivan Nova finished an inning the other day...

"And that's a 1-2-3 inning for Pena."
   30. BDC Posted: June 08, 2012 at 11:03 AM (#4151569)
Wait, what power is vested in Rudy Giuliani that he can still marry people? Is this one of the perks of being TIME Man of the Year?
   31. cercopithecus aethiops Posted: June 08, 2012 at 11:11 AM (#4151578)
Eventually light itself will not be able to escape the gravitational pull of his giant head.


I'm just hoping that Michael Kay and Kevin Youkilis never stray into each other's gravitational fields. The energy released by that collision surely would destroy the entire solar system.
   32. The District Attorney Posted: June 08, 2012 at 11:23 AM (#4151593)
Is this one of the perks of being TIME Man of the Year?
Yes. Which means You can do it!
   33. jacksone (AKA It's OK...) Posted: June 08, 2012 at 12:07 PM (#4151643)
Wait, what power is vested in Rudy Giuliani that he can still marry people? Is this one of the perks of being TIME Man of the Year?


His marriage power actually stems from retaining the title of Mayor of 9/11.

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