The Toronto Blue Jays team name comes from the bird named Blue Jay, and follows the pattern of blue in the colors of the other teams in town – the Argonauts and the Maple Leafs. The Maple Leafs were the first team to use blue–it was the color of their fans shortly after they left games and walked out into the middle of a Canadian Winter.
The team was founded in 1977. Other great things started that year include Apple Computer and the TV show Roots. The worst thing from that year was a horrible movie called Airport 77 which apparently involved stolen artwork, sleeping gas and the Bermuda Triangle. Or something.
The team has not made the playoffs since 1993, but they don’t suck either. You’ll have a good time at the game. Just go to 100 level, hit the Tim Horton’s and load up on doughnuts. If you don’t know what Tim Horton’s is, ask your Canadian friends. In Canada, Tim Horton’s is a nationally legalized drug there.