#Sportsbiz Canada Weekly – January 24, 2017

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A weekly digest of the top Canadian sports business news, tweets, and more. All links are curated by hand by the Sports Business Canada team. Posted every Sunday/Monday. Submit your links to sportsbusinesscanada@gmail.com

Jays Get Their Bats Back

Jose Bautista signed with the Toronto Blue Jays after a seemingly endless off-season negotiation. The agreed upon salary is $18.5 million USD on a one-year deal that includes team and player options for future years. In the end he chose the Blue Jays over other clubs and offers because he wanted to be back.

Red is the New Blue

Sticking with Jays news, the team unveiled alternate uniforms this week. The team is honoring #Canada150 with a uniform that consists of simply red and white. Simple change yet seemingly effective. We’ll hear how it all pans out once the jersey sales have been counted.

Superbowl Commercials Reach Canada

Our own Adam Puddicombe dishes on a recent CRTC ruling which basically means any Canadian tuning into the American broadcaster of the SuperBowl can watch the big budget commercials.

Rugby Sevens Sellout

Rugby Sevens had a splashy debut at the Rio 2016 Olympics as an electric spectator sport. Vancouver is set to host the HSBC Canada Sevens in March and it was already announced that tickets have sold out. Bring on the scrum!

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Jeremy Reynolds

Jeremy is a Broadcaster and Correspondent with Bell AliantTV1. Previously, he was a post game interviewer with the St. John's IceCaps of the AHL and Co-Host/Producer of Netcrashers Hockey Podcast.