This week’s MP3 is the treasured theme song for the Toronto Blue Jays, “OK Blue Jays (Let’s Play Ball)”.
It is sung by a fictional group “The Batboys” and has been around since the 1985 ALCS. Ever since then, it has been played during the 7th inning stretch and currently has been remixed into some sort of dance song, but expect nothing but the best old school original version from your boys at Mop Up Duty. This baseball “fight” song exemplifies the politeness for which Canadians are known for. Some things to note:
-The crack of the bat you hear is none other than Willie Upshaw’s, the first Blue Jay to hit 100RBI in a single season.
-The terrible sound effect for the seagull coming in just to catch the game.
-”Dave” as mentioned in the song (putting down a smoker, a strike…) is none other than Dave Stieb.
You’ve got a diamond
You’ve got nine men
You’ve got a hat and a bat
and thats not all
You’ve got the bleachers
You’ve got ‘em from Spring ’till Fall
You’ve got a dog and a drink and the umpire’s call
WADDAYA WANT? Let’s play ball!
Is that a flyball?
Is it a seagull?
Coming in…from the lake… just to catch the game!
It’s the last inning… Our guys are winning!
Dave’s put down a smoker!
and you’ve got no doubt! (You’re Out!)
WADDAYA WANT? Lets play ball!
Ok! (Ok) Blue Jays! (Blue Jays)
Let’s! (Let’s) Play! (Play) Ball.
It’s a beautiful evening fans
at the ball park,
and the game starts
Warm summer breezes
sun’s going down
and it’s all dark
at the ball park
Thats okay, it’s a night game!
Bring on the White Sox
Bring on the BoSox
Bring on the Brewers, the Rangers, and the Yankees too!
We’ll beat the Indians
We’ll beat the Tigers
We’ll beat the A’s so bad, gonna make Billy Blue!
WADDAYA WANT? Let’s Play Ball!
Willie Upshaw’s crack of the bat.