Rogers Sportsnet will again be the home for the Toronto Blue Jays in 2008 and the regular-season action gets started when the team travels to New York to take on the rival Yankees on March 31 at 1 p.m. ET / 10 a.m. PT.
In addition to the regular-season opener, Sportsnet will also have the Jays’ home opener, Friday, April 4 at 7 p.m. ET / 4 p.m. PT against the defending champion Boston Red Sox in the first of 12 games between the two AL East clubs on the network. Action can be seen on all four Sportsnet channels and Sportsnet HD.
Before the real season gets underway, viewers in the East and Ontario will be able to see the Jays take on the Philadelphia Phillies in pre-season action on Friday, March 28 at 7 p.m. ET / 4 p.m. PT.
In total the Blue Jays broadcast schedule consists of 100 regular-season games and has 43 games featuring AL East opponents, including 23 against Boston and New York, expected to be the team’s top competition within the division.
Some marquee Canadian names also highlight the broadcast schedule:
– 2006 AL MVP Justin Morneau of New Westminster, B.C. and his Minnesota Twins face the Jays five times on the Sportsnet schedule
– Canadian hurler Ryan Dempster and the Chicago Cubs visit Rogers Centre Friday, June 13
– The Blue Jays travel to Pittsburgh Friday, June 20 at 7 p.m. ET to face the Pirates led by the pride of Trail, B.C. Jason Bay
To view or download the entire broadcast schedule for the 2008 Toronto Blue Jays on Sportsnet, click here.