The Blue Jays have reached a deal with CKAC Sports to broadcast a limited number of games in the province of Quebec this season. As reported by Jeff Blair in today's Globe and Mail, the deal includes a minimum of 8 games, beginning with May 15 and 16 against Texas. Ironically, Blue Jays general manager Alex Anthopoulos is a native Montrealer. He seems to think that this may lead to the Jays developing a following in Quebec. Good luck Mr. Anthopoulos! It’s seems pretty clear that the Red Sox now occupy the favour of most remaining baseball fans in Montreal, even if we were a National League city.
You may remember that CKAC was the French voice of the Expos for most of their existence. No word yet on who will call the games, but it would seem almost sacrilegious to hear Jacques Doucet call a Blue Jay game.