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Mideast Baseball Tour Kicks Off in Toronto

Posted by Glenn Dunlap on Thu, Jul 03, 2014 @ 06:53 AM

Rogers Centre broadcast boothOur Mideast Tour started yesterday in Toronto with behind the scenes stadium tour with Buck Martinez. Buck, a former MLB player and manager, is the play-by-play announcer with the Blue Jays. 

Our group met Buck prior to the game and was treated to early stadium access, views from the press box,
2014 group w Buck at Rogers Centre broadcast booth, in-stadium production area, and on-air production trailer. We finished right behind home plate as the grounds crew was
completing final field prep for the game. 

The game was really fun, too. The Brewers took an
early lead over the Blue Jays only to see the Jays tie the game in the fourth inning. Both teams threatened to score but it wasn't until the bottom of the ninth that the game was decided by a three-run walk off home run by Edwin Encarnacion. 

This morning we jump on the motor coach and head to Detroit. We'll see the Rays and Tigers tonight at Comerica Park. More from the road later!

Tags: stadium tours, Blue Jays, Rogers Centre, Toronto, baseball trips

Buck Martinez to Join the Mideast Baseball Tour in Toronto

Posted by Glenn Dunlap on Thu, Jun 26, 2014 @ 07:02 AM

The Mideast Tour officially begins on July 2nd in Toronto. And what better way to kick it off could there be than to have an appearance by former Major League player, Buck Martinez?
Buck's playing career spanned 17 seasons with three different teams, the Royals, Brewers and Blue Jays. Buck also managed the Blue Jays for two seasons and was the manager of the US team in the inaugural World Baseball Classic. 

Buck currently serves as a broadcaster for the Toronto Blue Jays. He'll share stories with us about his path to the Majors, his playing and managing days, and what he sees in baseball today. We'll also get a sneak peek into the broadcast booth at Rogers Centre and what it takes to televise a baseball game. 

buck martinezGuests are joining the group baseball tour from all across the U.S. for what lays out to be a great holiday weekend tour package:

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Tags: Tigers, Blue Jays, Rogers Centre, baseball tour, PNC Park, Reds