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A news release today from Rogers Media and the FAN 590 reported that Jays broadcaster Tom Cheek will require additional brain surgery next week.

Please be sure to include Tom and his family in your thoughts and prayers over the coming weeks. Batter's Box wishes him a successful surgery and speedy recovery, and if you'd like to add your good wishes for Tom please do so in this thread.

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Four Seamer - Thursday, March 17 2005 @ 06:10 PM EST (#106533) #
A setback, to be sure, but with Tom's fighting spirit and the help of those around him, only a temporary one. Here's hoping that the surgery next week will be a resounding success. Tom will continue to be in my thoughts and prayers.
Craig B - Thursday, March 17 2005 @ 06:38 PM EST (#106535) #
I will always remember with deep emotion the spontaneous outpouring of love for Tom and his work on Batter's Box in the thread announcing his surgery last year. I will repeat some of what I said then - that the determination and grace that saw him through his thousands of consecutive broadcasts will help see him through this.

It was a treat hearing Tom's voice again this spring. May there be many happy returns...

sweat - Thursday, March 17 2005 @ 07:01 PM EST (#106539) #
Good luck beating this thing again, Tom. Jays fans everywhere are pulling for you.
Flex - Thursday, March 17 2005 @ 07:20 PM EST (#106540) #
As someone who has listened to Tom Cheek faithfully since '77, I missed his voice a lot at the tail end of last year, and I was really hoping he'd be able to get back in the saddle for this one. I still have hope. But with my father going through chemo and radiation therapy right now for lung cancer, I know how hard this process is.

Best we can hope for is that he beats back the cancer. Hearing his voice again calling play by play will be a bonus.
John Northey - Thursday, March 17 2005 @ 07:54 PM EST (#106541) #
Such a shame that he has to go back in. Last year I was too busy (wedding plus moving) to listen to games so it wasn't until this spring that I noticed how much I would miss listening to games without him. Funny how you rarely appreciate what you have until it is at risk of being taken away. Best wishes, and never lose hope.
Mylegacy - Thursday, March 17 2005 @ 07:58 PM EST (#106542) #
Tom, our thoughts and prayers are with you. Hurry back!
Lefty - Thursday, March 17 2005 @ 08:17 PM EST (#106544) #
Your tops and and you're coming out on top.
The_Beav - Thursday, March 17 2005 @ 08:36 PM EST (#106545) #
"Hello everybody and welcome to Blue Jays Baseball."

Tom Cheek will always be the voice of summer to me.
Best wishes Tom!

Original Ryan - Thursday, March 17 2005 @ 09:06 PM EST (#106548) #
Keep fighting this thing, Tom. Listening to Blue Jays games just isn't the same without you.
VBF - Thursday, March 17 2005 @ 09:20 PM EST (#106550) #
Tom, you take care of yourself. Your years are service are only an indication of your strength and durability, both on the air, and in life. You will overcome this and be back in the booth. We are pullin for you.
Matthew E - Thursday, March 17 2005 @ 09:56 PM EST (#106551) #
Hang in there, Tom. We're all pulling for you.
Thomas - Thursday, March 17 2005 @ 10:58 PM EST (#106556) #
Tom, we look forward to your return to broadcasting. Blue Jays baseball just isn't quite the same without you.

We're all wishing you the best, and a speedy recovery.
TorontoDan - Friday, March 18 2005 @ 01:04 AM EST (#106568) #
Best of luck to you, Tom! You're one of a kind and I hope you get well soon.
C. Oliver - Friday, March 18 2005 @ 07:42 AM EST (#106572) #
Good luck, Tom, and best wishes for a speedy recovery. I think I will pull out his outstanding book, "Road To Glory" this evening as a tribute.

Dave Till - Friday, March 18 2005 @ 08:01 AM EST (#106574) #
Best of luck, Tom, and best wishes for a speedy recovery.
Brian B. - Friday, March 18 2005 @ 10:07 AM EST (#106582) #
I've prayed for you and your family, Tom.

Hang in there and "Touch them all, Tom!"
Named For Hank - Friday, March 18 2005 @ 10:22 AM EST (#106587) #
Tom Cheek and Toronto baseball are totally inseparable in my mind. Get well soon, big fella. We're thinking of you.
Pepper Moffatt - Friday, March 18 2005 @ 10:37 AM EST (#106590) #
Take care and hope to hear you again really soon!
Christopher - Friday, March 18 2005 @ 10:54 AM EST (#106593) #
Best wishes Tom. Hope to hear you again soon.
jim854 - Friday, March 18 2005 @ 11:04 AM EST (#106596) #
For most Blue Jay fans, Tom and the Jays are forever linked and as the song says "You can't have one without the other".
Good luck, Tom, and a speedy recovery for you and a healthy return to your family and your beloved Blue Jays.
We will remember you in our prayers.
Sherrystar - Friday, March 18 2005 @ 11:20 AM EST (#106598) #
Wishing you all the best for a speedy recovery Tom.

You've been the voice of the Jays since my childhood. Memories I treasure and will never forget.
BlueJaysLee - Friday, March 18 2005 @ 12:24 PM EST (#106605) #
Tom, all the best, win the fight, you can do it. Everyone sends their best!
TimberLee - Friday, March 18 2005 @ 04:51 PM EST (#106627) #
Every time I see the beginning of a Jays' game, I think of Tom. I'll be thinking of him especially on Opening Day. Good luck, Tom. Stay with us.
Mike Green - Friday, March 18 2005 @ 05:02 PM EST (#106629) #

Here's an inspirational story by Dave Perkins. There'll be games on soon in the Rogers Centre, and in it, a seat with Tom's name on it waiting for him.

Best wishes for a speedy recovery.

BallGuy - Friday, March 18 2005 @ 05:21 PM EST (#106630) #
Dave Perkins always hits the nail on the head. You can do it Tom. Jays fans who listen across the country are pulling for you.
T. Reis - Friday, March 18 2005 @ 09:48 PM EST (#106672) #
I'm not even sure what a Jays game would sound like without Tom. I'll be the first one to admit that I sometimes turn the sound down on the TV because I'd rather watch the game and listen to it on the radio. Get well Tom.
Lucas - Saturday, March 19 2005 @ 03:31 AM EST (#106677) #
The Texas chapter of the Blue Jays Cheer Club wishes you a full and speedy recovery, Tom. Take care.
truefan - Friday, April 08 2005 @ 04:45 PM EDT (#109997) #
I turned on Monday's opening day radio broadcast at the top of the fourth inning. Tom, you were back at the mike only 2 weeks after surgery. Catalanotto gets on base, Hudson yanks one out, and Wells follows with one to the catwalk. Three batters, three runs, it's opening day, the sun was shining, Tom back at the mike, and the world is a pretty good place after all. It's great to hear you again, Tom and we all wish you all the best.
galnrox - Monday, May 16 2005 @ 12:57 PM EDT (#116730) #
It is not the same without your easy-manner and wisdom of experience on the air. And, while we all wish to hear you back, we really wish you back to health!
Wishing you a speedy and complete recovery from London Ontario!
Peter and Family
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