We Need Murray Eldon Now More Than Ever

Blue JaysI'm pissed. I just learned that Paul Godfrey fired long time public address announcer Murray Eldon.

I've never attended a Blue Jays game without hearing Eldon's sweet voice announcing the batters. If I close my eyes I can still hear his signature deliveries for Damaso Garcia, Willie Upshaw, Alfredo Griffin, Tony Fernandez and Jesse Barfield. In the 90s, you knew you were home when he announced Roberto Alomar, Paul Molitor and John Olerud. As much as Tom Cheek and Jerry Howarth represent the sound of Blue Jays baseball on the radio, Eldon is the sound of Blue Jays baseball at the old Exhibition Stadium and Skydome. Now, he's been told his services are no longer required.

First, they took the "blue" out of the Blue Jays by redesigning the uniform so there's no sign of the word "Toronto", no maple leaf and no "blue". Then, they renamed Skydome, another sure sign that they care very little for the history of this franchise. And now, they've done away with their excellent public address announcer of 27 years to move in a different direction. I'm sure the new voice will be edgy and hip and awful.

We need Murray Eldon now more than ever. We need to retain a semblance of our glorious past, years when we were annual contenders, winning pennants and filling the dome. We must not alienate the die hard fans, those who have loved Blue Jays baseball for years.

I already miss Eldon, but I have 27 years of memories to get me through many a future summer. Now batting for your Toronto Blue Jays, #1, Murray Eldon.


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neil

I totally agree

September 7, 2009 @ 1:58 PM

Justin Lui

Anyone know why Murray Eldon was fired? I just heard this news (4 years late), and I think it's terrible. Eldon and his voice was a great part of the Blue Jays experience.

December 27, 2009 @ 11:27 AM

Megan

I think he's been gone over 5 years or so. The bald guy who does the announcing wasn't Murray. I remember I was pissed when I heard about it.

April 17, 2012 @ 3:52 PM

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@Megan

He's been gone 7 years. This entry is dated 2005.

April 17, 2012 @ 3:53 PM

Megan

lol I just saw how old this post is!

April 17, 2012 @ 3:54 PM

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Still, it's not too late to bring him back.... especially now that we have such a nice new logo.

Bring back Murray Eldon!

April 17, 2012 @ 3:57 PM

Ryan G

Tim Langton is the current announcer.

April 18, 2012 @ 7:25 AM

Steve

I liked hearing Murray Eldon's voice as much as anybody, but I've also got no problem with Tim. I think he does a fine job. Not all change is bad, even though it still kind of sucks that they canned Murray. It should have been his job for as long as he wanted it and could do it.

April 19, 2012 @ 2:00 PM

Chris v

I just met Murray last night at the Jays game. He is working in the HSBC VIP level 200 seats. I recognized him and we chatted for a while. He wears his world series ring proud. Awesome voice from the past and a nice man.

May 19, 2012 @ 7:59 AM

kevin z

i swell just met him today i took a photo of his world series ring happily he was to show it off. Unreal guy

June 30, 2012 @ 11:24 PM

sean biggs

Elton was pompous. Guy was a schmuck.

June 30, 2015 @ 7:15 PM

Appreciative

Thanks for contributing, Sean!

March 5, 2017 @ 1:25 PM

Jamie B

I don't get why they got rid of him and replaced him with a guy with the same voice tone, anybody notice that?

May 19, 2017 @ 5:46 PM

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