The Saint John Sea Dogs have terminated Tim Roszell without cause, who has been the play-by-play announcer since the 06-07 season. Tim Roszell is not only the play-by-play announcer but also the Manager of Media and Communications.
They also plan to cancel radio broadcasting of games possibly in favour of home game only webcasts.
This is apparently being done as a cost-cutting measure but we believe that Tim is part of the Sea Dogs family and success and fans know him as the voice of the Saint John Sea Dogs. His skill in play-by-play and his depth of knowledge is unmatched by any other announcer in the league. His passion and love for the Sea Dogs and the sport shine through his work.
The radio broadcasts are very important to all fans especially fans who are shut-ins or who otherwise cannot attend games. There are. many fans who listen to the broadcasts, even home games, before, during and after the game. Tim's radio broadcast is the only way for fans to easily participate in away games. The radio broadcast is important because it is accessible for all fans and not just those with access to the internet. The radio broadcasts also support other local businesses like NewSong FM.
We call on the Saint John Sea Dogs to re-instate Tim Roszell in his full former position and to keep the Saint John Sea Dogs games on public radio.
We courage everyone to sign the petition AND to call or email Trevor Georgie, President & General Manager to voice your dissatisfaction!
Phone: (506) 632-8150