Sportsnet, Canada’s exclusive home of everything Blue Jays,is heading to Dunedin, FL to bring baseball fans complete coverage of the Blue Jays at Spring Training. Beginning this month,all pre-season games are availablealong the Sportsnet Radio Network or onsportsnet.ca, with 10 games televised on Sportsnet, Sportsnet ONE, andSportsnet NOW.
Blue Jays coverage begins on Saturday, Feb. 23 as Canada’s Team opens Spring Training with a matchup against the Detroit Tigers at 1 p.m. ET / 10 a.m. PTonSportsnet 590 The FANand along theSportsnet Radio Network.
Canadian baseball fans should circleSaturday, March 23on their calendars as the Sportsnet Radio Network, including Sportsnet 590 The FAN, broadcasts a special exhibition match featuring the Blue Jays vs. Canada’s National Junior team.
The Blue Jays conclude Spring Training in Montreal again this year, taking on the Milwaukee Brewers at Olympic Stadium in a two-game series onMonday, March 25andTuesday, March 26.
As Canada’s exclusive home of everything Blue Jays, Sportsnet delivers extensive coverage and analysis of all 162 regular season games, beginning with the season opener onMarch 28versus the Detroit Tigers, on Sportsnet, the Sportsnet Radio Network and Sportsnet NOW.
Details of Sportsnet’s 2019 Blue Jays Spring Training coverage include:
Television – Sportsnet and Sportsnet NOW
Buck Martinez handles the play-by-play duties alongside analysts Pat Tabler and Joe Siddall.
Reporters Arash Madani and Hazel Mae bring fans the latest news from inside the clubhouse and on the field.
Sportsnet Radio Network – Sportsnet 590 The FAN (Toronto), Sportsnet 960 The FAN (Calgary) and Sportsnet 650 (Vancouver)
Ben Wagnerand Mike Wilnershare the radio play-by-play call across the Sportsnet Radio Network. In his 18th season as a member of the Blue Jays’ broadcast crew, and first full season in the booth to handle play-by-play duties, Wilner is the first Blue Jays radio play-by-play broadcaster who was born and raised in Toronto.
Jeff Blairand Stephen Brunt deliver the latest updates and exclusive interviews live from Dunedin on The Jeff Blair Show, March 11-15 (9 a.m. – Noon ET on Sportsnet 590 The FAN).
Ryan Pinderfrom Sportsnet 960 The FAN andSatiar Shahfrom Sportsnet 650 host a special crossover show that airs live from 9 a.m. – Noon local time, every day from March 11 to 15, in both Calgary (on Sportsnet 960 The FAN) and Vancouver (on Sportsnet 650).
Four Blue Jays minor league affiliate broadcasters are getting called up for the opportunity to deliver the play-by-play for multiple Spring Training broadcasRob Fai(Vancouver Canadians),Jesse Goldberg-Strassler(Lansing Lugnuts),Tyler Murray(New Hampshire Fisher Cats) andPat Malacaro(Buffalo Bisons) will each call at least two games on radio alongside Wagner (a former minor-leaguer himself) and Wilner through the course of Spring Training.
As the 2019 Blue Jays arrive in Dunedin, Sportsnet’sInstagramaccount will be on-site to provide fans with an “Extra Access” pass for behind-the-scenes coverage from the opening week of Spring Training.
At The Letters, Sportsnet’s Blue Jays podcast with Nicholson-Smith and Zwelling, ramps back up as soon as pitchers and catchers report for another in-depth season of opinion and analysis covering everything Blue Jays. Subscribe to the podcast onApple Podcasts and Google Play.