John Sterling recently turned 80. In all those years he still has not learned to reveal the teams who are playing when he gives the score at the end of an inning … Are SNY’s Baseball Night in New York operatives trying to pull off a major hoax? After watching diehard Mets fan Sal Licata renounce his team on Thursday’s BNNY, then jump on the Bombers bandwagon, THEN put on a Yankees jersey and batting helmet, I felt like I was being played. Was Licata taking a page from the book of his old boss, Mad Dog Russo, who, with Francesa, once tried convincing listeners he was ditching his SF Giants to become a Yankees fan? Stay tuned. … Looking for a Sunday alternative to YES’ Yankees-Indians telecast? Then check out TBS’ offering. Ron Darling (escaping Mets duty) will be at the mic along with play-by-play man Brian Anderson. TBS and the Yankees might be seeing a lot of each other. TBS will be the exclusive home of all American League playoff games.