Well there you have it…Finally; someone from the Rogers ivory tower speaks about the Blue Jays.
In typical Bobcat fashion, the tone was friendly with the in studio guest…no reference to the “bozos that run the place”. Once you get past some Bobisms (yes, we know you golf and are friends with the big wigs); the interview was quite good – convincing might be the better choice of words. The basic / straightforward questions were asked (except the multimillion dollar question) and answered and Jays fans will be, at the very least, cautiously optimistic. Proof, of course, will be in the pudding – or in this case, the payroll commitment. But for the first time; we hear from the top brass that the team is not for sale and the parent company is committed to winning. Add to that the fact that they will be receiving a plan next week from a trusted source (Beeston) and you have to feel pretty good about the possibilities.
Perhaps the most encouraging points revolved around the discussion about overall corporate brand and the impact that the Jays have on it…and, the linkage to other revenues of a media company.
In case you missed today’s interview with Tony Viner, President & CEO, Rogers Media Inc. (responsible for the Jays) you can listen to it here.