Aaron Boone’s claim that the media’s criticism of Yankees catcher Gary Sanchez was “over the top” did not sit well with YES broadcaster Michael Kay.
On Monday, the Bombers manager said media and fans have “unfairly criticized” Sanchez and have been “blinded by some of the things that he’s done really well.” Kay went off on Boone in a 15-minute rant on Tuesday’s episode of “The Michael Kay Show.”
“I’ve liked this guy,” he said. “But when he said that the (Sanchez) criticism was over the top, I was dumbfounded. It almost made me pull my hair. It’s so unfair.”
Sanchez bat .147 last season in 49 games with 10 home runs, 24 RBI and 64 strikeouts in 178 at-bats. He led all MLB catchers in errors for the second time in three seasons and was at the top of the league in passed balls for the third time in four years.
“His whole career, I’ve never killed Gary Sanchez,” Kay said. “I think that he had a really terrible year this year. I’m not going to put lipstick on a pig. And that’s why I was so offended that we were ‘over the top.’ How are we over the top?
“My advice to Aaron, although I don’t know that he would take any…