Yankees broadcaster casually accuses the Blue Jays of cheating at home

Apr 17, 2024; Toronto, Ontario, CAN; Toronto Blue Jays left fielder Daulton Varsho (25) hits a run
Apr 17, 2024; Toronto, Ontario, CAN; Toronto Blue Jays left fielder Daulton Varsho (25) hits a run / Nick Turchiaro-USA TODAY Sports

Michael Kay, the New York Yankees play by play broadcaster on YES Network, hinted this afternoon that the Blue Jays are cheating at home after completely flipping the script on the Yankees this week in Toronto.

The Blue Jays were in The Bronx for a three-game set about a week and a half ago, and after winning the opening game of the series 3-0, Toronto then dropped the next two, 9-8 and 8-3, and did not look good at the plate all series.

The story has been very different this week, as Toronto is currently up two games to none against the Yankees, winning the first two contests in very convincing fashion. As of right now, the game is tied in the top of the 9th, but if the Blue Jays pull it off, it'll be the team's first sweep of the Yankees since 2021.

Yankees broadcaster Michael Kay certainly noticed the difference in the Blue Jays approach this series compared to last, going as far as hinting the Jays are cheating.

"You know what's curious to me, though? We just saw the Blue Jays in The Bronx, and what we watched was a completely different team than the one we've seen here in Toronto. The one in New York did not foul off the amount of pitches this team does -- it's like it's a different team in this ballpark. Now, home field advantage, there is something to that, but why would it manifest itself in the ability to foul off tough pitches? ... You can understand it if the next time you see them, after you saw them in The Bronx, is a month and a half later, but this is a week later, and it's a completely different approach and a completely different team."

Yankees broadcaster Michael Kay

Now, Kay never actually used the word "cheating", and he definitely left it up to the viewers to fill in the blanks, but I think most viewers know what he was insinuating.

This isn't the first time one side of this rivalry has accused the other of cheating, as just last year Aaron Judge found himself in some controversy, after glancing into the dugout right before he hit a ball 462 feet.

Judge'e explanation for the glance was some "chirping" in the dugout.

This time around, there's likely nothing actually going on. Perhaps the Yankees just need to play better.