On Wednesday, the "YES" in YES (Yankees Entertainment And Sports) Network could have stood for "Yogi's Extended Salute."
Following the death of the iconic Yankees catcher/manager and malapropism specialist Yogi Berra, the spots net started off with a "Yogi Yankeeography and Yogi Centerstage.
From noon to 3 p.m., it went live from Stamford with a Yogi Remembered special with live throws to Michael Kay at the Rogers Center, where is calling the Yankees-Blue Jays games.
From 3 to 5 p.m., YES simulcast Kay's ESPN Radio show, which was "wall -to-wall Yogi" according to a YES spokesman.
From 5 to 7 p.m. it was back to the Stamford studios for more interviews and features.
Among the interviews that aired was a Hall of Fame lineup including A-Rod, Ken Singleton, Ron Guidry, Reggie Jackson, Don Mattingly, Don Larsen, Willie Randolph, Al Kaline, Tony Pena, David Wells, Bucky Dent, Goose Gossage.
Archival footage included a Bob Lorenz interview with Yogi about his experiences on D-Day, a review of Yogi's commercials, and Yogi's TV appearances.
Plans were to cap off the day with another live hour on Yogi after the Yankees-Jays game Wednesday night.
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