YES Network's super-sized New York Yankees 2022 Opening Day pre-game coverage

The biggest pre-game show in regional Sports Network History!
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The YES Network will present the biggest pre-game show in regional sports network history tomorrow in advance of its 2022 Opening Day Red Sox-Yankees telecast. YES’ game telecast begins at 1 p.m., but the network’s pre-game coverage begins at 9 a.m., giving fans four hours’ worth of pre-game coverage. The highlights, which not only focus on the Yankees’ Opening Day but also on the 20th anniversary of YES’ March 2002 launch:

  • Michael Kay’s interview with former YES Yankees analyst Jim Kaat, who will be inducted into the Baseball Hall of Fame this summer
  • Kay’s interview with Chris “Mad Dog” Russo, whose wildly popular groundbreaking WFAN show with Mike Francesca was simulcast live on YES upon YES’ launch in March 2002; “Mike and the Mad Dog” was the first sports radio talk show to be simulcast live on TV.
  • Bob Lorenz’ interview with John Sterling, the longtime radio voice of the Yankees and host of YES’ Emmy Award-winning Yankeeography series
  • A conversation between Meredith Marakovits and current WFAN Yankees analyst and former YES Yankees clubhouse reporter Suzyn Waldman
  • A roundtable discussion featuring Kay, former longtime YES analyst Ken Singleton and current YES Yankees analysts David Cone and Paul O’Neill
  • Meredith Marakovits sit-down interviews with Aaron Judge and Gerrit Cole
  • Jack Curry interviews new YES analyst Cameron Maybin
  • Excerpts from the Carlos Beltran CenterStage
  • Jomboy gives his unique perspective on the upcoming season
  • An in-depth look at the 2022 Yankees roster and season
  • Vignettes from YES’ first 20 years of Yankees coverage
  • Nancy Newman, Michael Grady and Chris Shearn will host the first two hours of coverage, while Lorenz, Curry and John Flaherty will host the second two hours.

***YES will air a comprehensive post-game show at the conclusion of its game telecast

***Also tomorrow, the YES App will live-stream the managerial debut of Rachel Balkovec when her Tampa Tarpons team (Yankees’ Single-A affiliate) plays against the Lakeland Flying Tigers; coverage starts at 6 p.m. ET with pre-game ceremonies; first pitch scheduled for 6:30 p.m.