Toronto teen praises Blue Jays with ‘breaking out’ video for playoffs

YouTube screenshot of a Blue Jays anthem created by Gus McMillan.
YouTube screenshot of a Blue Jays anthem created by Gus McMillan. YouTube/screenshot

TORONTO – A 14-year-old burgeoning Toronto-area recording artist is just the latest to dive into the Toronto Blue Jays anthem pool in support of the team’s first playoff appearance in 22 years.

Gus McMillan released a video for his song ‘Breaking Out’ two days ago on YouTube and it has since received over 2,400 views.

The tune praises the team’s resiliency and rejuvenated fan base.

“It’s amazing that the song I wrote and recorded this summer is a small part of the Jays playoff excitement.  Can’t wait for the playoffs,” said McMillan.

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There has been no shortage of Blue Jays anthems this year with the majority of them sprouting up in the last few games of the season as the team clinched its first playoff spot in over two decades.

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McMillan said the original version of the song, which appears on his EP, wasn’t written specifically for the Blue Jays but was turned into an anthem following the overwhelming playoff excitement.

The grade 10 student at Appleby College in Oakville said he hopes the anthem turns into a rallying cry for fans as the team strives to capture its third World Series title.

Below is a sample of some other Blue Jays anthems:

Aaron Pollock feat. Swift Olliver – ’92 (Taylor Swift Parody/Toronto Blue Jays Playoff Anthem)

#ComeTogether – Canadian Anthem Song

“Home Run Anthem” by B.Rich

Take October – 2015 Blue Jays Playoff Anthem

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