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Blue Jays VP of business operations Stephen Brooks resigns

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Dec 4, 2015; Toronto, Ontario, Canada; Toronto Blue Jays new general manager Ross Atkins (right) answers questions along with club president Mark Shapiro during an introductory media conference at Rogers Centre. Mandatory Credit: Dan Hamilton-USA TODAY Sports
Dec 4, 2015; Toronto, Ontario, Canada; Toronto Blue Jays new general manager Ross Atkins (right) answers questions along with club president Mark Shapiro during an introductory media conference at Rogers Centre. Mandatory Credit: Dan Hamilton-USA TODAY Sports /
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Brooks was one of the Blue Jays most public front office individuals, frequently interacting with the fanbase through Twitter to address questions and concerns

Edit:  In the time since the original report, the wording on the departure between Brooks and the Blue Jays has changed from “dismissed” to “resigned”

Some surprising news out of Toronto today, as Shi Davidi of Sportsnet reports that the Blue Jays have dismissed vice president of business operations Stephen Brooks.

“Brooks joined Rogers Communications in 2004,” Davidi writes, “and became the Blue Jays’ vice president of finance before the 2009 season. He operated as the number two under former president and CEO Paul Beeston.”

He is also a member of the Board of Directors for the Canadian Baseball Hall of Fame and Museum.

Most Blue Jays fans will recognize Brooks from the world of Twitter, where under his handle @sbrooksbaseball, he was a very public face of the Blue Jays front office.

Brooks was a primary communicator of the Blue Jays offseason field renovations, as Toronto added a full dirt infield to the Rogers Centre. Throughout the season, you could often find Brooks responding to fan questions regarding ticketing information, especially as the playoff rush grew through August and September.

No details have been released as to the reasoning behind this move.

Brooks’ dismissal could signal a time of further change for the Blue Jays front office, both in structure and philosophy. This could also include changes in the dynamics of Toronto’s ticket pricing.

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