The Vancouver Canadians secured its most extensive coverage in franchise history this off-season with an unprecedented broadcast package sure to keep fans in the action all season long. From pre-game and weekly shows to coverage on both radio and national television, Vancouver Canadians Baseball has turned the corner in 2019 and we can't wait to showcase the future of the Toronto Blue Jays with new broadcast partners Sportsnet 650 and Sportsnet Pacific.
A&W Vancouver Canadians Baseball on Sportsnet Pacific
For the first time in franchise history, Canadians Baseball will be seen coast-to-coast with six (6) nationally televised games bringing our team across the country. A&W Vancouver Canadians Baseball will showcase the sights and sounds of historic Scotiabank Field at Nat Bailey Stadium with the following dates set for broadcast:
Saturday, June 15 vs. Spokane Indians at 7:00pm
Saturday, June 29 vs. Spokane Indians at 7:00pm
Saturday, July 20 vs. Tri-City Dust Devils at 7:00pm
Saturday, August 10 vs. Everett Aquasox at 7:00pm
Saturday, August 17 vs. Boise Hawks at 7:00pm
Wednesday, August 28 vs. Tri-City Dust Devils at 7:00pm
"The Canadians hold a special place in the hearts of Vancouverites and we're so excited to help bring these future Blue Jays stars to viewers across the country," states Amanda Wang, Manager, National Sales Promotions, A&W Food Services of Canada Inc.
A&W Vancouver Canadians Baseball on Sportsnet Pacific will be broadcast by HubCast Media Productions with a three-person broadcast crew including in-game host Caroline Frolic, play-by-play voice Rob Fai and former Toronto Blue Jays All-Star Ricky Romero who will provide colour commentary for all six dates.
Canadian Tire Canadians Baseball on Sportsnet 650
Canadians Baseball will have blanket coverage on the radio this season as Sportsnet 650 airs 72 of the 76 regular season dates with longtime broadcaster Rob Fai returning for his 13th season behind the microphone. Canadians Baseball presented by Canadian Tire will give fans more access to our 'Boys of Summer' than ever before.
"I think it goes without saying that the Toronto Blue Jays have been very kind to us here in Vancouver when it comes to providing us with Championship calibre players over the years. To be able to tell their stories on a consistent basis with Sportsnet 650 and do so alongside Canadian Tire is something we are all very proud of," states Fai who is back behind the microphone for his 13th straight season in Vancouver.
Note: Dates excluded from Sportsnet 650 coverage include June 21 and August 23 through August 25. All 76 games can be heard love on-line at www.canadiansbaseball.com
A&B Tool Rentals Pre-Game Show on Sportsnet 650
As you're heading out to historic Scotiabank Field this coming season, listen live to the 30-minute A&B Tool Rentals Pre-Game Show during select weekend dates this season. Host Rob Fai gets you up-to-speed with all the news of the day in advance of the game itself including interviews, key match-ups and more. The A&B Tool Rentals Pre-Game Show is heard in advance of weekend broadcasts only with Saturday night shows starting at 6:30pm and Sunday afternoon shows starting at 12:30pm*. Note: *Sunday start times can fluctuate due to occasional road start times - please see schedule for road start times - broadcast will start 30-minutes in advance of first pitch.
"We've had a tremendous run of great guests over the years from Justin Morneau, Roberto Alomar and Carlos Delgado right through to our own players like Noah Syndergaard, Marcus Stroman and many others," says host Rob Fai. "If you're a C's fan, this show is designed to get you completely set up for that day's broadcast."
Canadians Game Day powered by Booster Juice on Sportsnet 650
Back for it's 11th season, Vancouver Canadians Game Day powered by Booster Juice continues to bring fans a weekly baseball show heard exclusively on Sportsnet 650 with hosts Rob Fai and Caroline Frolic. From Blue Jays and Mariners chatter to the hot topics of the week and everything 'Canadians', fans can get their weekly baseball-fix every Sunday from 11:00am through 12:00noon. With special guests, up-to-the-minute scores and news flashes- Vancouver Canadians Game Day remains a weekend staple for both hardcore and casual baseball fans.
To listen to Canadians Game Day powered by Booster Juice episodes, click HERE.
Meet the Vancouver Canadians Broadcast Team
When it comes to professional baseball here on the West Coast, one voice has kept fans company on the airwaves for the past 13 years as Rob Fai has been broadcaster with the Vancouver Canadians since taking the lead chair back in 2007. In addition to being inducted into the Vancouver Canadians Hall of Fame (2015), Rob recently received the Paul Carson Award as top play-by-play voice in British Columbia and the Baseball BC Meritorious Award presented to him for his lifetime contributions to both professional and amateur baseball.
Born and raised in Toronto, ON, Rob attended Lester B. Pearson C.I. before moving out west where he would immerse himself in the baseball community and later take on a career in the media having worked with News1130, TSN1040 and most recently Sportsnet 650 and Sportsnet Pacific who took possession of the broadcast rights to Vancouver Canadians Baseball in 2019. Rob is also one of the longest serving voice actors in EA Sports history having provided his voice to the National Hockey League (NHL) platform since 2011.
Rob was recently was approved to become a member of the Canadian Baseball Hall of Fame Board of Directors (2019) and has been on the 100 Most Influental Canadians in Baseball list for the past six years.
With a five-year Major League Baseball career that included an All-Star appearance in 2011, the Canadians broadcast team debuts one of the most beloved Toronto Blue Jays in recent memory as Ricky Romero joins the Sportsnet Pacific team this season. Romero, 34, recently retirned from professional baseball and the Canadians broadcast position became a perfect fit for Romero who's insight becomes invaluable to the six (6) nationally televised games seen on Sportsnet Pacific this summer.
Selected in the 37th Round of the 2002 MLB First-Year Player Draft by the Boston Red Sox, Romero opted to attend the Cal-State Fullerton helping the Titans to a National Championship in 2005 before he was taken with the 6th overall pick in draft by the Toronto Blue Jays. After a few seasons in the Minor Leagues, Romero debuted with Toronto on April 9th, 2009 at the age of 24 playing under legendary manager Cito Gaston.
Romero would eventually develop into the ace of the Blue Jays staff and was named to the 2011 Major League Baseball All-Star Game in Arizona. That season he would go 15-11 with a 2.92 ERA in 32 starts with Toronto. Romero would make 125 straight starts for the Blue Jays between 2009 and 2012 playing for both Gaston and John Farrell. Romero would also average more than 200 innings between 2010 and 2012.
Caroline Frolic joins the Canadians broadcast team this season with nearly 20 years of experience in the industry. Her career began as a Sports Reporter and Anchor at The New VR in Barrie, ON before joining the launch of WTSN (Women's Television Sports Network) and would spend much of the next decade as an Anchor on The Score Television Network.
Upon leaving The Score, Caroline moved to her childhood home of Maui, where she developed a love of radio. She produced and hosted a variety of programs, ranging from sports, music, news, and talk, including the Hawai'i Professional Baseball Network. Caroline has also covered the San Francisco 49ers. She is now back in her hometown of Vancouver, working as a Sports Anchor at Sportsnet 650 and News1130.
Caroline is co-host of Vancouver Canadians Game Day powered by Booster Juice, alongside Rob Fai each Sunday at 9:00am heard on Sportsnet 650 and will join the Canadians television broadcast team for a six (6) game National package seen on Sportsnet Pacific throughout the summer.