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Retro Blue Jays – Labatt Makes Fans Sing and Dance

December 11, 2014

Posted by SwozyGustafsson.

There was once a time when you couldn’t think about the BLUE Jays without connecting them to Labatt’s BLUE. The two were inseparable, mainly because Labatt owned a portion of the team for many years.

This brings us to this gem from 1990. Some marketeer decided to ask fans who their favourite players were and as an added bonus, got some of these fans to sing and dance. The end result was a delightful display of amateur hour.

This clip is more than a beer and baseball advertisement. It’s a time capsule of late-80s/early-90s fashion and it’s freaking hilarious! Look at the hair! Look at the clothes! Look at the facial hair!

I do realize some blogger – 20 years from now –  will likely look at videos and photos of me and my fellow Blue Jay fans from this decade and laugh at our hair, clothes and facial hair. That’s the rationale I’m using, so I don’t feel guilty about laughing at the fans in this 24-year-old commercial.

Circle of life, I guess.

ER

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Catching Up

February 23, 2013

Welcome back!

Yes, that was one “hek” of an off-season for the Toronto Blue Jays. This afternoon, they begin their spring training schedule against Detroit. There really is nothing like baseball in February. It helps me forget about the weather here in Toronto.

As things get underway in Florida, here are a few bullet points:

– I know it’s very late, but I like the trade the Jays made to acquire R.A. Dickey. Prospects are hit and miss. They also make great trade bait. All trades are gambles. However, it’s better to give up someone who has potential (d’Arnaud) for someone who’s proven (Dickey) than the opposite.

– During the off-season, I wrote a few baseball pieces for TheGoodPoint.com. I reviewed Kelly Gruber’s autobiographypaid homage to Tom Cheek, posted my favourite baseball videos on YouTube and shared some spring training thoughts.

A new season of DNJT will begin on March 28. Mark it down on your calanders…..please.

– Finally, saw this video on Big League Stew and had to post it. It’s well-worth your time.

The Hek


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