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Geddy Lee narrates new hype video welcoming Toronto Blue Jays fans back to renovated Rogers Centre

Wed, Apr 12, 2023@10:09AM | comments

The Toronto Blue Jays welcomed baseball fans back to the newly-renovated Rogers Centre in Toronto yesterday for their home opener against the Detroit Tigers. To celebrate the 2023 season and the new renovations, the Blue Jays and Sportsnet produced a new hype video for fans which uses Rush's Closer to the Heart as background music with Geddy Lee narrating. You can watch the video below or at this location. It's no secret that Rush's Geddy Lee is a huge baseball fan, and that his hometown Jays are his favorite team. He has season tickets and can usually be spotted right behind home plate at most home games, as he was yesterday. 10 years ago he threw out the ceremonial first pitch at the Jays' 2013 home opener as described in this post, and in the shortened 2020 COVID season, the Jays put a cutout of Geddy in the stands at their temporary home in Buffalo.