Saints can be seen and heard across numerous platforms in 2020
At the start, the St. Paul Saints may not be calling CHS Field home. Their new home is a co-op situation with the Sioux Falls Canaries in their ballpark, Sioux Falls Stadium. While the Saints aren’t sure when they will return home to Lowertown Saint Paul, they do know where their radio home will be for the 2020 season. Once again, fans can catch the defending American Association Champions on KFAN Plus, 96.7 FM. Plus, fans can watch every single American Association game in 2020 through a new partnership with Vimeo, at www.aabaseball.tv.
The Saints will provide fans with a 15-minute pre-game and 15-minute post-game show. All 60 games, whether in Sioux Falls, one of the other hubs or when the team returns to CHS Field, will be broadcast on KFAN Plus during the 2020 season. Any, and all, playoff games will also be carried on the flagship station of the Saints.
For those Saints fans not living in the Twin Cities Metro Area, or can’t get to a radio, you can listen through the free iHeart Radio app or online at saintsbaseball.com by clicking on the “Radio Broadcast – KFAN Plus” radio widget on the front page.
The American Association has partnered with Vimeo to create www.aabaseball.tv for live league broadcasts and exclusive team video content (available on the evening of July 2.). The new platform is subscription based, with a full-season pass costing $19.99 for the 2020 season. Monthly subscriptions are also available for $12.99 per month. With a subscription, fans will be able to stream every game of the 2020 season to their PC, Mac, Smart TV, tablet, or phone through the Apple and Android apps.
Sean Aronson returns for his 14th season, and 20th overall, as the play-by-play broadcaster of the Saints and will handle the broadcast for each game. In 2016 he was awarded the Ballpark Digest Broadcaster of the Year Award for all of minor league baseball and on the final day of that regular season he became the first broadcaster in Saints history to call 1,000 games. He was nominated for a Regional Emmy for Saints TV broadcasts in 2010.
The pre- and post-game will be handled on a rotating basis by J.W. Cox and Domenic Dandrea. Cox returns for his seventh season working alongside Aronson. Cox did play-by-play for St. Cloud football and currently does Huskies Men’s and Women’s Basketball as well as play-by-play on TV for North Metro Television and PrepSpotlight.tv. He also works for the Minnesota News Network. Dandrea, a graduate of Hamline University with a degree in Journalism, was a baseball player with the Pipers and upon finishing his playing career became a bullpen catcher for the Saints in 2017. He has a solid broadcasting background as one of the voices of Hamline football, Men’s and Women’s Basketball and Hockey over the last few years. He also spent a year with KDWA in Hastings.
Aronson begins his 14th season with the Saints and will handle all 100 broadcasts. In 2016 he was awarded the Ballpark Digest Broadcaster of the Year Award for all of minor league baseball and on the final day of that regular season he became the first broadcaster in Saints history to call 1,000 games. He was nominated for a Regional Emmy for Saints TV broadcasts in 2010. Aronson works year-round with the Saints and is also in charge of the media relations. He was with another Goldklang Group team prior to his tenure with the Saints, working for the Fort Myers Miracle (Single-A Twins) from 2003-06. Prior to his stint with the Miracle he spent two seasons with the Allentown Ambassadors of the then Northern League. Minnesota is the fifth state Aronson has lived. He graduated from the University of Colorado-Boulder with a B.S. in Journalism. He got his start as a broadcaster doing high school baseball in Colorado. Aronson, 43, was raised in Northridge, CA.