As Americans prepare for our annual “eff you, England!” by guzzling beer, shoveling down a pound or two of ground beef, and puking in the parking lot trashcan, illuminated only briefly by exploding fireworks, it’s easy to forget about our friends to the North who celebrated their special day this past Sunday.
But you know who didn’t forget? These guys, the 1996 Toronto Blue Jays, featuring boyhood heroes Ed Sprague and Otis Nixon. So if you’re tired of warming yourself with 1996 highlights of Huck Flener*, enjoy the 1996 roster singing a song that sounds an awful lot like “America The Beautiful” if Weird Al was really into Canada. ”This Land Is Your Land.” (These songs all sound the same to me.)
*Huck Flener. Why is this name not remembered as one of baseball’s all-time greats? Oh yeah, and while playing in the Venezuela in 2001, a ball hit him in the eye and it exploded. The eye, not the ball. Seriously, where are Huck Flener fan clubs?
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