John Sterling's WCBS Contract Expiring At End Of Season

By Marcus Vanderberg 

Jorge Posada might not be the only New York Yankee headed out the door.

John Sterling’s contract with WCBS expires at the end of this season, according to The Wall Street Journal:

A person familiar with the matter said the decision about who will call Yankees games next season ultimately rests with the radio station that buys the rights. Representatives for both the Yankees and WCBS declined to comment on contract matters.

Sterling, who will soon call his 3,700th game with the Yankees, sees nothing that would stop him from eclipsing 4,000. He says he has no plans to retire. In a statement, a Yankee spokeswoman said the broadcaster’s calls “are Sterling not only in name but in the standard they set. His strong presence and his style have made him an institution in radio.”

Sterling is an easy target for critics for obvious reasons, but Yankee games wouldn’t be the same without him.