Michael Kay, who just finished his 32nd season as the television play-by-play voice of the Yankees, was tabbed to call the Blue Jays-Twins American League Wild Card series showdown on ESPN with former MLB shortstop Alex Rodriguez.

Kay, one of the best baseball voices in the game, is also the host of the popular “The Michael Kay Show” heard on ESPN New York. Prior to first pitch, the 62 year-old Kay shared his excitement to be on the call for the exciting American League matchup. 

But not everyone was as thrilled to see and hear the pair in the booth.

Despite the thrilling Game 1, that saw the Twins snap their 18-game playoff losing streak after beating the Blue Jays 3–1, the broadcast duo’s association with the hated Yankees drew the ire of MLB fans on social media.