Below is a video montage from the OK Blue Jays song that the Jays use for their 7th inning stretch. Note that the sound of the crack of the bat at the end of the song was taken from an actual Willie Upshaw hit during a game. Enjoy!
The song was originally recorded in 1983 and charted in Canada, achieving Gold status by selling 50, 000 copies. Although the above version is the abbreviated one, the full song references Dave Stieb (Dave’s put down a smoker) and Oakland A’s manager Billy Martin (We’ll beat the A’s so bad, gonna make Billy blue). The song was remixed in 2003 and is the version that is used in today’s 7th inning stretches.
It has become a tradition for the J-Cru – now J-Force – to lead the fans through the song during the 7th inning stretch. Below is my favourite all time member leading the crowd through OK Blue Jays. Although it is a sorry-assed display of stretching exhibited by the Toronto faithful, Katy’s moves are flawless.
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