Four-Time World Series Champion Jack Morris Joins Sportsnet as Blue Jays Baseball Analyst

-Sportsnet Blue Jays Spring Training Schedule Announced; 33 games on radio and online-

TORONTO, Feb. 5, 2013 /CNW/ - Welcome back, Jack.  A familiar face is returning to Toronto as former Toronto Blue Jays pitcher Jack Morris returns to the city where he won two World Series titles as Sportsnet's newest Blue Jays analyst. Morris will provide analysis for Sportsnet 590 The FAN's Blue Jays radio broadcasts, and will also make appearances on Sportsnet's Blue Jays game telecasts, Blue Jays Central, Baseball Central at Noon and sportsnet.ca.

Best known in his playing days for his devastating forkball, the right-handed pitcher and five-time All-Star will forever be known to Blue Jays fans as the first 20-game winner in club history (21 wins) and for propelling his team into the playoffs for the first of their back-to-back World Series Championships in 1992 and 1993.  Morris retired in 1995 and has spent time as a colour analyst for the Minnesota Twins and as well as a guest on Detroit Tigers broadcasts.

"I'm thrilled to be joining the Sportsnet team and to be returning to Canada, "said Morris. "I've had a lot of great experiences here and am looking forward to this next chapter. This has been one of the most exciting off-seasons that Blue Jays fans have ever seen, and I'm honoured to have the opportunity to be covering this amazing team for the next three years."

Sportsnet today also unveiled its Toronto Blue Jays 2013 Spring Training broadcast schedule, including six games telecast on Sportsnet, 33 game broadcasts on Sportsnet 590 The FAN, and four games on Sportsnet 960 The FAN (full broadcast details below). Sportsnet 590 The FAN's 33 pre-season games will also be streamed live online at www.sportsnet.ca/590.

Sportsnet's multiplatform Grapefruit League coverage from Florida begins on Saturday, Feb. 23 as the Blue Jays open the pre-season against the 2012 American League Champion Detroit Tigers at 1 p.m. ET/10 a.m. PT on Sportsnet East, Ontario, and Pacific and on Sportsnet 590 The FAN.

Leading up to the 2013 Major League Baseball season, Sportsnet is Canada's ultimate resource for news, updates, and exclusive Blue Jays features across Sportsnet's print, television, radio, digital, mobile, and radio platforms. Sportsnet is the undisputed home of the 2013 Toronto Blue Jays and the exclusive Canadian provider of all 162 regular season games, as well as the exclusive Canadian broadcaster of the entire MLB Playoffs including the World Series.

Sportsnet 2013 Spring Training Television Broadcast Schedule
February

  • Saturday, Feb. 23, Toronto @ Detroit, 1 p.m. ET/10 a.m. PT (Sportsnet East, Ontario, and Pacific)

March

  • Saturday, March 2, Philadelphia @ Toronto, 1 p.m. ET/10 a.m. PT (Sportsnet Ontario, West, Pacific)
  • Sunday, March 10, New York Yankees @ Toronto, 1 p.m. ET/10 a.m. PT (Sportsnet East, Ontario, West, and Pacific)
  • Saturday, March 23, Atlanta @ Toronto, 1 p.m. ET/10 a.m. PT (Sportsnet Ontario, West, Pacific, and ONE)
  • Friday, March 29, Toronto @ Philadelphia, 7 p.m. ET/4 p.m. PT (Sportsnet East, Ontario, and Pacific)
  • Saturday, March 30, Toronto @ Philadelphia, 1 p.m. ET/10 a.m. PT (Sportsnet East, Ontario, West, and Pacific)

Sportsnet 590 The FAN 2013 Spring Training Broadcast Schedule
February

  • Saturday, Feb. 23, Toronto @ Detroit, 12:30 p.m. ET
  • Sunday, Feb. 24, Baltimore @ Toronto, 12:30 p.m. ET
  • Monday, Feb. 25, Boston @ Toronto, 1 p.m. ET (live on web only, replay on radio at 1 a.m. ET)
  • Tuesday, Feb. 26, Minnesota @ Toronto, 1 p.m. (live on web only, replay on radio at 11 p.m. ET)
  • Wednesday, Feb. 27, Houston @Toronto, 1 p.m. (live on web only, replay on radio at 1 a.m. ET)
  • Thursday, Feb. 28, Toronto @ New York Yankees, 1 p.m. ET (live on web only, replay on radio at Midnight ET)

March

  • Friday, March 1, Tampa Bay @ Toronto, 1 p.m. ET (live on web only, replay on radio at 11 p.m. ET)
  • Saturday, March 2, Philadelphia @ Toronto, 12:30 p.m. ET
  • Sunday, March 3, Toronto @ Philadelphia, 12:30 p.m. ET
  • Tuesday, March 5, Baltimore @ Toronto, 1 p.m. ET (live on web-only, replay on radio at 11 p.m. ET)
  • Wednesday, March 6, Toronto @ Detroit, 1 p.m. ET (live on web only, replay on radio at Midnight ET)
  • Thursday, March 7, Toronto @ Baltimore, 1 p.m. ET (live on web only, replay on radio at Midnight ET)
  • Friday, March 8, Toronto @ Atlanta, 1 p.m. ET (live on web only, replay on radio at 1 a.m. ET)
  • Saturday, March 9, Detroit @ Toronto, 12:30 p.m. ET
  • Sunday, March 10, New York Yankees @ Toronto, 12:30 p.m. ET
  • Tuesday, March 12, Toronto @ Boston, 1:30 p.m. ET (live on web only, replay on radio at 1a.m. ET)
  • Wednesday, March 13, Toronto @ Pittsburgh, 1 p.m. ET  (live on web only, replay on radio at 1 a.m. ET)
  • Thursday, March 14, New York Yankees @ Toronto, 1 p.m. ET (live on web only, replay on radio at Midnight ET)
  • Friday, March 15, Toronto @ Detroit, 1 p.m. ET (live on web only, replay on radio at 11 p.m. ET)
  • Saturday, March 16, Baltimore @ Toronto, 12:30 p.m. ET
  • Sunday, March 17, Toronto @ Houston, 12:30 p.m. ET (live on web only, replay on radio at Midnight ET)
  • Tuesday, March 19, Houston @ Toronto, 1 p.m. ET (live on web only, replay on radio at 11 p.m. ET)
  • Wednesday, March 20, Toronto @ Baltimore, 1 p.m. ET (live on web only, replay on radio at Midnight ET)
  • Thursday, March 21, Toronto @ Tampa Bay, 1 p.m. ET (live on web only, replay on radio at Midnight ET)
  • Friday, March 22, Boston @ Toronto, 1 p.m. ET (live on web only, replay on radio at Midnight ET)
  • Saturday, March 23, Atlanta @ Toronto, 12:30 p.m. ET
  • Sunday, March 24, Toronto @ Minnesota, 12:30 p.m. ET
  • Monday, March 25, Philadelphia @ Toronto, 1 p.m. ET (live on web only, replay on radio at 1 a.m. ET)
  • Tuesday, March 26, Pittsburgh @ Toronto, 1 p.m. ET (live on web only, replay on radio at Midnight ET)
  • Wednesday, March 27, Toronto @ Tampa Bay, 1 p.m. ET (live on web only, replay on radio at 11 p.m. ET)
  • Thursday, March 28, Toronto @ Philadelphia, 1 p.m. ET (live on web only, replay on radio at 11 p.m. ET)
  • Friday, March 29, Toronto @ Philadelphia, 7 p.m. ET (live on web only, replay on radio at 1 a.m. ET)
  • Saturday, March 30, Toronto @ Philadelphia, 12:30 p.m. ET

Sportsnet 960 The FAN 2013 Spring Training Broadcast Schedule
February

  • Sunday, Feb. 24, Baltimore @ Toronto, 10:30 a.m. ET

March

  • Sunday, March 3, Toronto @ Philadelphia, 10:30 a.m. MT
  • Sunday, March 10, New York Yankees @ Toronto, 10:30 a.m. MT
  • Sunday, March 24, Toronto @ Minnesota, 10:30 a.m. MT

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