Fan parody of Taylor Swift song honours Blue Jays' success
A baseball fan turned a catchy Taylor Swift song into an ode to Toronto's red hot Blue Jays.
YouTube user Adam Jesin turned the pop star's hit "Blank Space" into "First Place," a nod to the team's recent conquering of the American League East standings.
Even with two weekend losses, Canada's only Major League team remains in the division's top spot.
Jesin posted the parody video to YouTube last week.
The video replaces the lyrics: "Look at that face, you look like my next mistake," with Jays-themed lines like: "Look at this team, could be better than '93."
That year was the last time the Blue Jays finished first in the American League East. The Jays went on to win the World Series against the Philadelphia Phillies, the last time the team took the title.
"You know it's been forever since the Jays have won a pennant race. Now it's getting to October and we're fighting for first place," the chorus goes.
"Got a lineup full of mashers, rotation's been insane, and Toronto's come together 'cause we love the Jays."
Jesin's parody also calls out the team's general manager for his decision to trade for newly acquisitioned players in July.
"Come on Alex (Anthopoulous) roll the dice, how 'bout (Troy) Tulowitzki and David Price?"
Jesin also references fan favourites like Kevin Pillar, Russell Martin and Edwin Encarnacion, played over highlight reels.
"Defence shining, Pillar climbing, making the highlight reels every game. Runners stealing, Martin dealing, gunning 'em down. And I saw Encarnacion taking aim, who gets a hat trick in this game? Come on Edwin sign your name."
As of Monday morning, the video had been viewed 648,000 times.
The Swift parody is the second Jays' video Jesin has posted. In March, he posted a parody of Meghan Trainor's "All About That Bass" called "All About Those Jays," which has been viewed 80,000 times.