Today marked the debut of the YES Network's simulcast of Michael Kay's ESPN radio show—taking the spot of Mike Francesa, who parted ways with YES after 12 glorious years together. As they took the air, Kay and partner Don La Greca took a not-so-subtle shot at Francesa, dumping a bottle of Diet Coke in the trash.
(The Diet Coke is a Francesa trademark. But you knew that.)
Francesa has already fired back, telling Newsday's Neil Best that the soda dump was a
"Classless, loser move from two guys I have been burying in the ratings for over a decade."
You can count on Francesa ending up back on TV sooner rather than later—WFAN is rumored to be in talks with MSG, which made a significant bid for the rights to simulcast the show back in 2009.