Well, ever since MLB demanded that teams play "God Bless America" during the 7th inning stretch on Sunday games, I've always wondered if this mandate extended to the Toronto Blue Jays. After all, Toronto is in Canada, and the song's not exactly about Canada.
And now I know the answer.
The Jays don't play "God Bless America." It's just a standard 7th inning stretch.
I wonder, is there anyway we can get MLB to go back to a standard 7th inning stretch? Most baseball games tend to be too long as it is because of managers trying to manager -- situational pitching, pitchers pitching to one batter, etc. -- that it seems by dumping this stupid song the game might be just a touch quicker.
And, if there must be a patriotic song, why not "America the Beautiful?"