The Yankees have won their mini feud against ESPN, which has removed their game from Sunday Night Baseball on July 8 -- making it a 1 p.m. start.
Manager Aaron Boone was furious over the schedule, which would have required the Yankees to play a night game before traveling to Baltimore to play a doubleheader against the Orioles the next day.
In the midst of the Yankees being scheduled to play on Sunday Night Baseball, the team was threathening to boycott ESPN personnel for the rest of the season, per The Post's Andrew Marchand.
The problem that manager Aaron Boone had specifically with the July 8 game is the fact that ESPN made the call to make it a night game having known the announcement of the team's doubleheader.
"We're doing the best we can to (work through it) - that's obviously not a good situation," Boone said, via Mike Mazzeo of NY Daily News. "Hopefully there's something that can be done that maybe changes that situation."
ESPN had the right to select New York's game in Toronto for their night broadcast under the CBA the MLBPA agreed to. The players also had the right to vote for rescheduling the doubleheader in Baltimore, but didn't because they figured the game was at 1 p.m. on July 8.
According to Marchand's sources, the Yankees and ESPN were in talks to possibly come to an agreement on the game.
Boone was an ESPN employee as a Sunday Night Baseball analyst before being named the Yankees manager. Taking his spot was former Yankee and current special advisor to Hal Steinbrenner, Alex Rodriguez, who has been known to give advice to current Yankees.