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Big Apple Blues: Yankees, Mets Both Continue To See Local TV Ratings Drop
Published July 26, 2013
THAT'S WHAT FRIENDS ARE FOR: In N.Y., Bob Raissman writes Rodriguez has been “getting pounded in the court of public opinion,” which is why he called into WFAN-AM on Thursday to speak with Mike Francesa. Francesa, whose show is simulcast by the YES Network, treated Rodriguez “kindly for six minutes.” Rodriguez’ orthopedist Dr. Michael Gross appeared on the show Wednesday, and Francesa’s “mugging of the Yankees, which continued on Thursday, was an obvious attempt to enlist his audience in A-Rod’s Army while trying to change the minds of people who despise the Yankees’ estranged third baseman.” Francesa was “attempting to make Rodriguez look good by casting him as the persecuted one taking on the monolithic Yankees" (N.Y. DAILY NEWS, 7/26).