Joy and car horns rang out in the streets of Toronto after the Blue Jays beat the Texas Rangers in Game 5 of the ALDS, advancing the hometown heroes to the ALCS. Jose Bautista crushed a three-run homer with the bat flip hear ’round the world melting the mind of his personal Mini-Me. Drake jokes ran rampant (and we might owe some strange blessings to Lil B) but now a local band has also claimed their credit for the team’s win and #ComeTogether slogan.
Along with their obvious love of non-rigid airships, Toronto’s Blimp Rock are big baseball fans. They’ve made their case as the source of the Jays glory in a Facebook post with evidence dating back to their 2012 song “Oh, Baseball.” Listen to the song and read their arguments below:
[quote]Being a venture capital band, it is important that we make every effort to cash-in on the #BlueJays hype.
You see, not to inflate our own airship, but not only did we predict the Blue Jays success in more ways than one, we invented their slogan.
In our song “Oh, Baseball”, written and recorded in 2012, a few lines make this blimpantly clear:
1. “That doesn’t mean there won’t be another Joe” – clearly a reference to Joey Bats Jose Bautista being the new Joe Carter.
2. “Oh, baseball” – Definitely what everyone was thinking after that 7th inning last night.
3. “And the people they #ComeTogether” Yes, the chorus of our song (recorded in 2012!) has now become the Toronto Blue Jays slogan. All we ask is a modest $700 000 worth of royalties. Please make the cheque out to Blimp Rock Enterprises.
And of course, let’s go Blue Jays.[/quote]