Maple Leafs Announce Series of Resignations

by Ryan Harrison

TORONTO - The Toronto Maple Leaf Baseball Club announces today a series of resignations.

Vice President of Baseball Operations & General Manager Damon Topolie has resigned after spending 28 seasons with the franchise as a player. In 2013, he was hired as the team’s Field & General Manager and led them to the IBL Finals three times, first in 2016 and then again in 2021 and 2022.

Field Manager Garrett Takamatsu has also resigned to return to the Quebec Capitalies of the Frontier League as a player. In Takamatsu’s one-season stint as manager, the Leafs made it to the IBL Finals.

In further resignations, Vice President of Business Operations Roger Lajoie has resigned after returning to the ball club for the 2022 season, as has Ryan Eakin, the team’s Director of Communications and Game Day Operations.

Lajoie is currently an official scorekeeper for the Toronto Blue Jays, a radio host on Sportsnet 590 The Fan, and a Supervisor at the Pickering Casino.

Eakin is currently in his last year of sports broadcasting college and has looked to pursue new opportunities.

Eakin’s game-day role will be filled by Jeremy Margles, who was an integral part of the team’s game-day operations in 2022.

The club wishes each resigning individual the best in their future endeavours.

For inquiries in the available positions, Maple Leafs COO Ty Crawford can be emailed at info@tycrawford.ca.

The Toronto Maple Leafs Baseball Club are a member of Canada’s top baseball league, the Intercounty Baseball League. The 103-year old summer league is one of the oldest baseball leagues in the world, with the league established in 1919, drawing significantly more fans, in a friendly ballpark experience, than any league of its kind. For more information, visit www.mapleleafsbaseball.com or follow the Maple Leafs on Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter at @iblmapleleafs.