Toronto Mike

Tom & Jerry

Blue Jays Baseball

A common pastime for Jay fans is to turn down the volume on the TV and listen to the play by play of Tom Cheek and Jerry Howarth.  Tom and Jerry have been calling Blue Jay games for as long as I've been a fan, and they've always been far superior to the commentators on television.  It had been a while since I've done this, but with a couple of Jays pursuing team records, today seemed the ideal day to revisit this old custom.

It didn't fly.  For some reason, there was a lengthy four second delay between the call on the radio and the visual on the television.  I would actually hear the results of the play before seeing the pitch delivered.  I remember a subtle half-second difference between the two as a kid, but never anything close to this.  Such a delay on the television side made it impossible to enjoy Tom and Jerry's call of the game.  Write your MP and demand an obliteration of this sinful four second delay.

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