The YES Network made a curious decision Friday night during a dramatic moment in Alex Rodriguez’s final game as a Yankee, choosing to go to commercial before the top of the ninth inning as A-Rod prepared to take the field one last time.
Fox Sports, which also was showing the game — and whose parent company is a majority owner of YES — stayed with the action during that time and captured Rodriguez running onto the field to play third base.
YES showed Rodriguez taking the field on a recorded basis after it returned from the commercial break.
Joe Girardi ended up removing Rodriguez after the first out.
Said YES play-by-play man Michael Kay as A-Rod went to the bench, “So the curtain comes down on the complicated but brilliant career of Alex Rodriguez.”