Without question, Paul Godfrey has seen it all in his private and public life in Toronto. He is largely viewed as being the driving force behind Toronto landing the Toronto Blue Jays and then ensuring that their current stadium, the Rogers Center got built-in 1989. Godfrey later went on to lead the Blue Jays after running the Toronto Sun Newspaper. He’s moved on to lead the National Post where he is currently Executive Chairman. If government approval at any level is going to be required as well as the Toronto Blue Jays/ Rogers in a new stadium there is no one better connected or insightful than Paul Godfrey. He’s done almost all the jobs and knows all the parties involved.
Could the Blue Jays, move under the MLSE umbrella? Paul weighs in on how and why it would make sense.
Paul also discusses how Google and Facebook have, in his mind destroyed the media business in Canada and why he loves the Athletic, but doesn’t believe that’s a replica-table model.
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