The Blue Jays’ primary media houses are Sportsnet, The Sportsnet Radio Network, TVA Sports, and OMNI Television, and the following are their broadcasters and their positions.
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Buck Martinez returns to the broadcast booth for a 12th season after managing the Blue Jays in 2002. Seth Borenstein has been a manager for two seasons and a player for 20 years. Martinez played catcher for the Kansas City Royals, Milwaukee Brewers, and Toronto Blue Jays for 20 years, starting in 1967. In the 1976 ALCS against the New York Yankees, he batted.333. “From Worst to First” (1985), “The Last Out” (1986), and “Change-up” (1988) (2016). In 2001 and 2002, he managed the Blue Jays, posting a 100-115 record.
He led the USA in the inaugural World Baseball Classic in 2006. A color commentator for the following three WBCs. In 1982, Martinez covered the American League Championship Series, the World Series, and the All-Star Game for Telemedia Radio Network. In 1987, he joined TSN as a color commentator for the Toronto Blue Jays.
Martinez joined ESPN radio and television in 1992 and won a Sports EMMY Award in 1995 for his coverage of Cal Ripken’s 2,131st straight game. From 2003-2009, he was a television commentator for the Baltimore Orioles, for which he received another EMMY, and co-host of the MLB Home Plate channel on XM Radio. Martinez provided color commentary for TBS’ Sunday afternoon games and postseason coverage.
He has recently worked the All-Star and World Series games for MLB International and will do so again this autumn. In 2020, he became President of the Baseball Assistance Team (B.A.T. ), which provides private support to baseball family members. Martinez is a California native who attended Sacramento City College, Sacramento State, and Central Missouri State. His wife Arlene lives in New Port Richey, FL. They have one son, Casey, who married Jennifer and has two daughters, Zoe and Lara.
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Dan Shulman rejoined the Toronto Blue Jays broadcast team in 2016. In 1991, he moved to FAN 1430 (now Sportsnet 590 The FAN), where he presented shows such as Prime Time Sports, The Major League Report, and Baseball Today. He joined current Blue Jays play-by-play announcer Buck Martinez as a play-by-play commentator in 1995.
After leaving Toronto’s broadcast booth in 2001, he joined ESPN full-time after working for the network part-time since 1995. He was the voice of Wednesday Night Baseball (2002-2007), Monday Night Baseball (2008-2010), and Sunday Night Baseball (2011-2017) on ESPN. Shulman has also called the MLB playoffs since 1998, including the World Series since 2011.
He has been calling NCAA basketball games on ESPN since 1995, including Saturday Primetime games since 2007. Shulman’s work has earned him several awards, including the 2011 NSMA National Sportscaster of the Year in the US. Sports Media Canada’s first two-time Broadcaster of the Year (2000, 2007). Jack Graney Award, given by the Canadian Baseball Hall of Fame on December 1, 2020. Later that month, he was nominated a finalist for the 2021 Ford C. Frick Award.
Pat Tabler, the network’s baseball color commentator, is starting his 29th season in television broadcasting and his 46th in professional baseball. Tabler joined TSN Baseball Tonight in 1993 as a studio commentator. In 2001, he was named the network’s full-time Blue Jays analyst. Originally from Cincinnati, OH, he joined the Chicago Cubs in 1981 and went on to win a World Series in 1992 with the Blue Jays.
Tabler was an All-Star in 1987 and a career.500 hitter with the bases loaded. Tabler, a first-round choice of the New York Yankees in the 1976 amateur draft, batted.282 in 12 MLB seasons.
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In 1987, Jamie Campbell joined CBC Sports. After a year at CJOH Ottawa, he was a sports anchor at CBC Edmonton from 1993 until 1997. He joined Sportsnet in 1998 and co-hosted the first Sportscentral in 1998. (now Sportsnet Central). It includes the Grey Cup, Super Bowl, NHL Draft, MLB All-Star Game, and post-season.
From 2002 through 2009, he called games for the Toronto Phantoms of the Arena Football League, the CFL on Sportsnet, and the Toronto Blue Jays. In 2010, Campbell announced Alexandre Bilodeau’s historic first gold medal won in Canada at the Olympic Winter Games in Vancouver. He also called the cycling action at the 2012 London Olympics. Campbell has been a Blue Jays broadcaster since 2005 and hosts Blue Jays Central for the past 12 years.
Joe Siddall, an analyst on Blue Jays Central alongside Jamie Campbell, joined Sportsnet in 2018 after four years on the Blue Jays radio crew. He coached batting practice for the Detroit Tigers for 12 years. Signed as a free agent by the Expos in 1987, Siddall spent 13 years in the Major Leagues as a catcher with the Expos, Marlins, Tigers, and Red Sox (1988-2000). (1998).
It was against Seattle LHP Jeff Fassero on August 7, 1998, at Tiger Stadium in Detroit. Siddall attended Assumption High School before taking a quarterback scholarship at Central Michigan University. Brooke, Brett, Mackenzie, and Kevin are Joe and Dr. Tamara Siddall’s four kids (deceased).
Hazel Mae has been covering baseball for Sportsnet since 2001. Mae is now an in-game reporter for Sportsnet’s Toronto Blue Jays broadcast, bringing the ballpark to audiences throughout the country.
Mae is a regular contributor to Sportsnet Central and a guest co-host on Blue Jays Central during the season.
Mae’s on-screen appearance and sports knowledge have led her to host the morning and 6 p.m. ET editions of Sportsnet Central (formerly Connected), bringing Canadian sports fans the latest information, highlights, and results. Mae also presented Jzone, a weekly Toronto Blue Jays magazine show.
Mae’s career carried her over the border in 2004 when she joined the New England Sports Network’s Sportsnetdesk. Mae joined MLB Network in its first season and worked on the Emmy Award-winning studio show MLB Tonight. Mae also worked as a sideline reporter for Thursday Night Baseball and presented the highlight show Quick Pitch.
Mae returned to Sportsnet in 2011, where she continues to cover the Toronto Blue Jays.
Arash Madani, a Sportsnet broadcaster since 2009, has seen everything in the world of sports. Madani now contributes to Sportsnet’s Blue Jays coverage, bringing fans closer to the action with clubhouse news and updates.
Madani is also a frequent co-host of Prime Time Sports, Canada’s most-listened-to sports talk radio show on Sportsnet 590 The FAN. Madani is a mainstay on Sportsnet’s ATP and WTA programming, as well as its coverage of the Rogers Cup in Toronto and Montreal. During the winter, he reports for Hockey Night In Canada.
Madani has covered many World Series, NBA Finals, Stanley Cup Finals, Super Bowls, and several summers and winter Olympic Games.
Arash began his professional career as a columnist and freelance writer for the Truro Daily News. Madani began his television career as a news anchor on A-Channel News in Ottawa. Following that, he worked as a sports reporter in Ottawa, Montreal, and Calgary until returning to TV in 2009.
Cliff Floyd, along with Jamie Campbell and Joe Siddall, joined the Blue Jays on Sportsnet broadcast crew in 2018.
Floyd also hosts on SiriusXM’s MLB Network Radio and SiriusXM’s Fantasy Sports Radio from the United States. Floyd played left field in the Major Leagues for 17 years before becoming a broadcaster. The Montreal Expos drafted Floyd 14th overall in the 1991 MLB Draft. Floyd debuted in 1993. Floyd went on to play for the New York Mets and Chicago Cubs after leaving Montreal and made the MLB All-Star Game in 2001.
Floyd retired from MLB in 2010 and joined the Fox Sports Florida broadcast crew. Floyd went on to work for FOX Sports Baseball Night in America and SportsNet New York before joining Sportsnet in 2018.
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Ben Wagner, the Toronto Blue Jays’ radio voice, spent 11 seasons with the club’s Triple-A affiliate, the Buffalo Bisons (2007-2017), handling radio and television broadcast duties. His professional baseball career began with the Lakewood BlueClaws in New Paris, Indiana (2004-2006). Wagner was the sports director at WISU for three years, broadcasting baseball, football, and basketball. Away from the diamond, he likes broadcasting college basketball, volunteering, and being outside.
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Jacques Doucet was the Expos’ voice on CKAC for 33 years. Added play-by-play for the Can-Am league’s Capitales de Québec. With his longtime buddy Rodger Brulotte, he resurrected the famous celebrity pair that was once associated with the Montreal Expos, but is now the French-speaking voice of the Toronto Blue Jays. Doucet won the Jack Graney Award in 2004.
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Rodger Brulotte joined the Expos scouting department in 1969. The next year he became Mel Didier’s administrative assistant. The team’s traveling secretary from 1977-1978, Brulotte worked in public relations and marketing. The Expos’ French radio network for 17 years under Jacques Doucet. His work on television, evaluating Expos games, MLB games, All-Star games, and post-season games for RDS, earned him and Denis Casavant two Gemeaux Award nominations. In 2013, Brulotte joined Jacques Doucet, Jerry Howarth, and Tom Cheek in receiving the Jack Graney Award. In August 2012, he joined TVA Sports Network as a Blue Jays commentator. He likes golf, reading, and movies.
Aquino (Host) is a reporter for OMNI News: Filipino Edition. She has volunteered at the Kapisanan Philippine Centre for Arts and Culture and the Carlos Bulosan Theatre.
Cruz is the CEO of Crossover Sports Canada. The Durham Crossover Basketball Club is one of Cruz’s many outreach activities. Durham College’s Sports Business Management degree.
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De Torres grew up in Quezon City, Philippines, and is engaged in his local baseball and basketball leagues in Vancouver. De Torres has appeared in Riverdale, The Good Doctor, Colony, and Salvation.
Salacup (Analyst) has played baseball for over 40 years in the Philippines at the junior, varsity, and amateur levels. He is a member of the University of the Philippines Alumni Association of Canada and the Filipino-Canadian Association of Niagara.