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New York Yankees notes: About the YES booth

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The New York Post has reported that David Cone has officially left the YES Network broadcast team.

Loved listening to Cone, but we have known for a while he is gone.

So, quick question. Who is your favorite YES announcer? Who you do without?

Personally, I love Paul O'Neill, especially when he is picking on Michael Kay. I wish the Yankees could get him to do more games. John Flaherty is also an honest, informative listen. I can do without Al Leiter.

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