Friday, January 22, 2010
Acid Flashback Friday: OK Blue Jays
By Ian Hunter
This week it's none other than the classic song and unofficial anthem for the Toronto Blue Jays, "OK Blue Jays". Click the audio player below to listen to a sample.
OK Blue Jays was performed by Keith Hampshire and "The Bat Boys" and surprisingly the song was released as a single - it charted on RPM and was certified gold.
The single went on to spawn two Blue Jays centric albums - 1991's "The New and Improved Blue Jays Album" followed by 1992's "The Blue Jays Class of 1992 Album".
The track has been famously been played during the seventh inning stretch since 1983, but in 2003 the song received a bit of an update and revamp for the twenty-first century.
Some people go absolutely nuts for "OK Blue Jays" at the Rogers Centre. I've seen crowds sit on their hands the entire game, but then suddenly come to life once the seventh inning stretch hits. This song also brings out the worst dancers, which is possibly one of the reasons why I have an adverse reaction and remain glued to my seat every time they play it at the Rogers Centre.
Regardless of whether or not you like the song, OK Blue Jays is a treasured part of Blue Jays history that will remain in the time capsule forever.
Whaddya want .... let's play ball!
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