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OT: The Voice of summer has been stilled...

Discussion in 'General Discussion' started by TOLady, Oct 10, 2005.

  1. For anyone from Canada, or travelling through Canada, the voice of Tom Cheek is no more. He passed away from brain cancer yesterday. Tom was the voice of summer, the announcer of all the Jays' games from Opening Day in '77 until June 2004 when he fell ill. He talked us through 4,306 consecutive games. One of the most memorable lines in baseball history, when Joe Carter hit the homerun to grab the '93 World Series Title "Touch 'em all, Joe, you'll never hit a bigger home run in your life".
    This voice could be heard in any pub in summer, you could walk through any neighbourhood and hear it from someone's backyard while the sprinklers watered the lawn, it was on the outdoor patio speakers in the downtown area, and you most CERTAINLY could hear it during any traffic jam on the Don Valley Parkway - people with windows down, waiting for the traffic to start moving - and all cheering in unison at a score! Ahhh Tom, we'll miss you when the Boys of Summer start up next spring.
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