Acid Flashback Friday: OK Blue Jays
Drug overdoses aren’t usually a very good thing, unless it’s an overdose of nostalgia! That’s exactly what is being served up today with another look back at Blue Jays yesteryear with “Acid Flashback Friday”.
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.
Here’s a brief history on this song – it was composed by Tony Kosinec and Jack Lenz. To his credit, Lenz worked on the score for “The Passion of the Christ”, but more importantly he worked on the Robocop Television Series.
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 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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