Jack Morris leaves Blue Jays broadcast booth, returns to Minnesota

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After a season as the Toronto Blue Jays Sportsnet FAN590 radio broadcast color commentator, the 4-time world series champion, Jack Morris, will return to his home state of Minnesota and join the Twins’ as an analyst for FOX Sports North. Morris is expected to perform pre and postgame analysis for the Twins, as well as fill in for Burt Blyleven’s absence from time to time as a game analyst. In addition, he will also have a role apart of the Treasure Island Baseball Network and 96.3 K-TWIN radio—the radio home for Minnesota Twins baseball.

  • Co-host (with Kris Atteberry) of “The Ron Gardenhire Show” across the TIBN and 96.3 K-TWIN from 9:30 -10 a.m. on Sundays (March 30-Sept. 28)

  • A regular on-air contributor on 96.3 K-TWIN, including co-hosting “This is Twins Territory” from 10-11 a.m. on Sundays (March 30-Sept. 28)

A world series champion with the Minnesota Twins in 1991—in his lone season with the Twins—Jack Morris originally joined their radio broadcast booth from 2005-2011 as a color analyst before working for the Toronto Blue Jays.

No replacement has yet to be announced, as Morris’ departure leaves a void needed to be filled, along side long time play-by-play broadcaster Jerry Howarth on the Blue Jays radio broadcast.

Jack Morris becomes the second broadcaster to leave the Blue Jays this offseason, joining Dirk Hayhurst, who confirmed earlier this week via his facebook that he would not be returning to Rogers Sportsnet this season. Hayhurst filled in as the Jays part-time radio color commentator on FAN 590, while Jack Morris would be on the television broadcast.

Topics: Jack Morris, Minnesota Twins, Toronto Blue Jays

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  • Robert Murawsky

    Shows how much hope they have in the Jays going anywhere this year.

    • Kevin Thang

      As much as I liked Jack, and enjoyed his analysis/chemistry with Jerry, I think the bigger loss will be Hayhurst, he wasn’t afraid to speak his mind and criticize the Jays when it was called for, plus he appeals more to the younger generation, being a huge sabermetrics guy.

    • David Stewart

      Robert, I think Hayhurst was shown the door. Morris needs to find a broadcast booth that will fit his ego. These two guys were grumpy and so acidic. They are not leaving because the Blue Jays had a very bad year. It’s all about money. Morris has another job closer to home and Hayhurst is leaving amicably. That means fired dude.

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