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Retro Blue Jays – How things looked in 1996

April 7, 2016

Posted by rskhtv.

The 1996 Blue Jays were…nothing special. Coming off an ugly showing the previous season, the team was in transition. Arguably, it was the first time fans such as myself heard the term “rebuild.”

But there were some good things that came out of the 1996 season. For example, Pat Hentgen became the second Blue Jay pitcher to win 20 games and topped things off by winning the Cy Young award – first in team history.

The Jays also showed off their musical skills.

But all of that had yet to occur as the team prepared for their 20th home opener.

As Rob Sinclair reported, the Jays were celebrating 20 seasons and starting fresh at the same time.

ER

 

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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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