Friday, July 23, 2004

A pleasant surprise drifted out of my radio tonight.  Blue Jays broadcaster Tom Cheek was back on the air for a couple of innings tonight.  Cheek has been undergoing treatment for a brain tumour discovered earlier this year.  He sounded very much like his normal self, and you really couldn't tell he's been battling a very serious illness. He had been broadcaster for the Jays since their very first game, and had called all of them until the death of his father earlier this year.  This was followed by the discovery of the tumour soon afterwards, in another one of those "some people have all the luck, and all of its bad" kind of situations.  Hopefully he'll be able to get back in the saddle soon on a extended basis, even if its only a couple games a week.  It was interesting to here him comment how because of the illness he's actually had the chance to watch and listen to the games the way we baseball fans do, and several times had wanted to throw his radio at something because of how poorly they were doing. 

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