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Mushnick: Michael Kay 'Pathetic'

You've really made the bigs when Phil Mushnick compares you to Chris Berman. (Though Matthew had him pegged long, long ago.)

Kay’s call steps on sidekick

Michael Kay remains a victim of his own foolish devices, so much so that in his transparent eagerness to promote himself through signature calls, he attaches a “Kick Me” sign to his own back.

Before Sunday’s first pitch on YES, he coyly said, “I’m here with Al Leiter. Al, give me some details on [starter] Andy Pettitte.” As Leiter spoke, Pettite threw his first pitch.

Kay couldn’t let that go without his “Let’s do it!,” so he jumped Leiter — interrupted him — with, “Let’s do it, here in The Bronx!” Leiter then continued. Pathetic.

Brought to mind when Chris Berman was calling a game on ESPN. He forgot to give a long drive his tired “back, back, back” treatment. So, after the ball cleared the fence, he quickly said, “back, back, back!” — as if we hadn’t already seen it land.

With the Yankees season ending Sunday -- you can catch Kay daily on WEPN.

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