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Brandon Tierney cancels Paul O’Neill interview over Josh Donaldson

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YES Community’s Paul O’Neill was supposed to advertise his new e-book, “Swing and a Hit,” Monday on WFAN, however as a substitute he by no means stepped to the plate.

Tiki & Tierney, WFAN’s mid-morning present, canceled O’Neill’s look on Tuesday after being instructed that the previous Yankees outfielder wouldn’t speak concerning the Josh Donaldson-Tim Anderson incident during which Donaldson referred to Anderson as “Jackie.”

This system had spent a lot of the first hour-and-a-half on the subject, previous O’Neill’s look, however was instructed O’Neill wouldn’t reply questions concerning the topic. 

Brandon Tierney made the choice, which he revealed on-air when O’Neill was imagined to be on. 

O’Neill was ready on a Zoom to be on, as Barber was ending up a degree. 

Paul O'Neill in 2018
Paul O’Neill in 2018
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“We had been imagined to have him on proper now and he’s on maintain, OK,” mentioned Tierney, who listed O’Neill as his second favourite all-time Yankee after Don Mattingly.

“He has a brand new e-book popping out, referred to as, ‘Swing and a Hit.’ And Jack Curry wrote it, together with Paul. We had been instructed and Tiki, you don’t even know this as a result of I used to be going by way of this when you had been ending up your thought on the air. We had been instructed we cannot ask something about Donaldson and Anderson.

“I mentioned, ‘We are able to’t do the interview if that’s the case.’ I mentioned, ‘Please inform Paul, we are going to navigate this responsibly. We is not going to belabor it. However I can’t have Paul O’Neill on the present after we spent an hour and 35 minutes speaking about Tim Anderson and Josh Donaldson and never ask him about what transpired. That sucks. No disrespect to Paul. I like him. Actually, my second all-time favourite Yankee. We now have a accountability to the present.”

A message from The Publish to O’Neill and to the media relations contact for Grand Central Publishing weren’t instantly returned.

Brandon Tierney and Tiki Barber canceled their interview with Paul O'Neill.
Brandon Tierney and Tiki Barber canceled their interview with Paul O’Neill.
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O’Neill had been within the information this yr. He has been calling games from his Ohio home, whereas his fellow YES sport announcers, like Michael Kay, David Cone, Carlos Beltran and Cameron Maybin, have been working from the sales space at stadiums. YES’ coverage is that personnel on website should be vaccinated for COVID-19.