Today (October 8) has been a very, very long time coming for Toronto Blue Jays fans. Having not appeared in the postseason for 22 years, the only Canadian MLB team is finally set to begin its playoff run with a home game at Rogers Centre against the Texas Rangers.
Naturally, there has been a lot of excitement surrounding the occasion, and musicians have gotten in on the fun by issuing celebratory tweets and releasing Jays-themed songs.
This has included Toronto's biggest music export, Drake. Not only did his Meek Mill diss track "Back to Back Freestyle" allude to the team's 1993 World Series win, but Drake retweeted a couple of videos from the official Blue Jays account (both of which referenced "the 6," the nickname that he is so fond of giving Toronto):
Drizzy isn't the only Canadian rapper getting into the spirit:
Meanwhile, the punks were also getting pumped up, as Fucked Up frontman Damian Abraham shared a photo of his family decked out in Jays gear and PUP cheered on their hometown team:
Naturally, Vancouver baseball punk band the Isotopes had plenty to say, as they released a Jays-themed song a few weeks back:
MERRY CLINCHMAS, @BlueJays!!!— PUP (@puptheband) September 30, 2015
Even though Taylor Swift has been linked to baseball curses, that didn't stop Adam Jesin from changing the lyrics to her song "Blank Space" and turning it into a baseball anthem:
In fact, even Swift herself chimed in, including a "Blue Jays!" chant into her version of "Blank Space" during her recent Toronto gig.
Let's not forget the record labels. Dine Alone Records has been particularly active, even changing its Twitter avatar to a Jays-themed image:
We hope all @BlueJays fans are enjoying today as much as we are. The last time this happened McDonalds was still serving pizza.— ARKELLS (@arkellsmusic) September 30, 2015
Sometimes I amaze myself at little I pay attention to sports. But congrats to the Blue Jays cause my Twitter feed is bumpin'.— Joel Plaskett (@joelplaskett) September 30, 2015
Go Jays!!— the wooden sky (@thewoodensky) October 8, 2015