ESPN put Keith Olbermann in the broadcast booth for Monday night’s nationally televised Subway Series game between the Yankees and Mets and the anti-Trump personality wasn’t exactly appreciated by baseball fans on social media.
Olbermann doesn’t typically call baseball games on television, but he replaced Karl Ravech for Monday’s game – which was a makeup for a July 22 rainout between the New York City rivals. The game was not available on the Yankees and Mets local networks and aired exclusively on ESPN.
It’s unclear if fans disapproved of Olbermann for his far-left political views or if they simply didn’t care for his broadcasting style, but his name quickly began trending and the results weren’t pretty.
New York Daily News columnist Bob Raissman wrote, “ESPN finds a way to punish Mets/Yankees fans by putting Olbermann in the TV booth tonight.”
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