SCENE & HEARD: Conveniently enough, the Vancouver Canadians’ 2016 home opener at Nat Bailey Stadium falls on the first day of summer, June 20, with the Everett AquaSox visiting. But that doesn’t mean team president Andy Dunn isn’t already in full baseball mode.
Dunn is in Lancaster, Calif., for today’s start of the JetHawks season, the Class A franchise purchased by C’s owners Jake Kerr and Jeff Mooney in November 2014. At the time, Dunn’s contract was extended as president and part owner of the Canadians with the title of chief operating officer for both teams tacked on to his responsibilities.
With the success of the C’s both on and off the field in recent years, Shaw Communications has opted to televise six Saturday night games from Nat Bailey this season. On top of a new 32-game broadcast schedule to be carried on TSN Radio, the Canadians have never had such extensive coverage on the airwaves in franchise history. Rob Fai will call all 38 home games with UBC Thunderbirds head baseball coach Chris Pritchett stepping in as colour commentator for the telecasts.
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