Hello, Friends!: Stories From My Life And Blue Jays Baseball by Jerry HowarthHello, Friends!: Stories From My Life And Blue Jays Baseball by Jerry Howarth

Hello, Friends!: Stories From My Life And Blue Jays Baseball

byJerry Howarth

Hardcover | March 5, 2019

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Title:Hello, Friends!: Stories From My Life And Blue Jays BaseballFormat:HardcoverDimensions:360 pages, 8 × 5 × 1.08 inPublished:March 5, 2019Publisher:ECW PressLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:1770414983

ISBN - 13:9781770414983

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Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great memories Very enjoyable read for a book I've been looking forward to. Great memories for sure. I listened to many Blue Jay radio broadcasts going back to about 1982 when Jerry joined fulltime. We didn't have a TV for much of that time and when we did the Jays were only usually on TV on Wednesdays and Sundays. 1983 was very exciting during July and early August with the first sniff of a pennant race. 1984 had the Tigers mostly take the wind out of the Jays sail although they were within a handful of games a couple of times. During early days of TSN and pay TV that year Tom Cheek did TV on many Tuesdays so Jerry got to lead the radio broadcasts. Jerry is very kind to Tom Cheek in this book. Quite a difference from Tom's 1993 book where a brief reference to Jerry was forced and abrupt. I enjoyed Tom and Jerry together but often had the idea that Tom felt the show was his whereas Jerry usually gave the impression that he was just happy to be doing what he was doing. Jerry may possibly subscribe to the notion that if there isn't something good to say, best to say nothing. With the exceptions of Mike Mussina and Jose Reyes, the stories and personal anecdotes in this book are incredibly positive. In this story, Jerry confirms for me the impression he left from 36 years of radio that he loved his job and delighted in meeting and getting to know basically everybody. The story is obviously well researched and unlike a lot of these types of books, there are not obvious factual errors. Inevitably the story peaks with Blue Jay successes. Some of the lean years between 1994 and 2014 were really bleak and probably somewhat of a struggle to make exciting memories. Highly recommend this book for Blue Jay fans and anybody who would like to learn lessons on being positive and how to treat people with joyful respect and exuberance. Truly a home run book for me!
Date published: 2019-02-12