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A's play The Lonely Island’s ‘Bash Brothers Experience' song at Coliseum

A's play The Lonely Island’s ‘Bash Brothers Experience' song at Coliseum

The Lonely Island's tribute to the Bash Brothers is unauthorized, but it does seem to be A's-approved. 

The A's tweeted at the comedy trio about "The Unauthorized Bash Brothers Experience," their musical tribute/send-up of Oakland icons Jose Canseco and Mark McGwire, on Thursday night.

The "visual poem" dropped on Netflix early Thursday morning, one day before the A's returned the favor when they opened a nine-game homestand Friday night at the Coliseum. First, the A's tweeted a reference to "Let's Bash." one of the tracks from the special.

Later in the game, the Coliseum actually played one. With a sign featuring Andy Samberg (as Canseco) and Akiva Schaffer (as McGwire) wearing silk robes and kimonos shown on the video board, "Oakland Nights" played over the Coliseum speakers.

The A's have bashed after hitting homers earlier in the season, but Mark Canha and some of his teammates did put their arms up like they were about to drink from a cup after his solo shot in the fourth inning. Canha told NBC Sports California's Ben Ross before the game that he had not seen the whole special, but said he was a fan of what he had seen so far.

"I've watched the two music videos," Canha said Friday. "I tried listening to some of the album today. It's funny. I'd like to engage with those guys about it on social media. I'm thinking of how I'm going to work that in. I heard through the grapevine that Andy Samberg is from the area, so that's cool.

"I think it's awesome. It's a nice tribute to [Canseco and McGwire] who are obviously legends in this area. It's nice that they're paying homage to them in a funny way. It's awesome."

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Samberg isn't the only member of The Lonely Island from the East Bay. He, Schaffer and Jorma Taccone -- who cameos as another 1980s Bay Area sports legend in the credits of the special -- all grew up together in Berkeley.

Seeing their childhood team reference their work surely tops their list of Bay bona fides.

Watch The Lonely Island spoof Jose Canseco, Mark McGwire on Netflix


Watch The Lonely Island spoof Jose Canseco, Mark McGwire on Netflix

The Bash Brothers are back and better than ever.

The Lonely Island have released a "visual poem" called The Unathorized Bash Brothers Experience on Netflix that takes us back to 1988 in a world where former A's superstars Jose Canseco and Mark McGwire made a rap album. 

Watch the trailer and 30-minute art right here. 

Along with the short film, The Lonely Island also released The Unathorized Bash Brothers Experience as an album. 

Andy Sandberg, Jorma Taccone and Akiva Schaffer formed the comedy trio in Berkeley when they first met in junior high. In the film and album, Sandberg plays the role of Canseco while Taccone is McGwire. 

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The song "Jose & Mark" was first released at a small show in Pasadena before The Lonely Island performed at the comedy festival Clusterfest in San Francisco. 

Sorry Bash Brothers, The Lonely Island's ode to Oakland's past legends beats any 40-40 season or MVP trophy.

POLL: A's Memorable Moments -- Rickey traded back to Oakland vs Canseco's 5th deck HR at SkyDome


POLL: A's Memorable Moments -- Rickey traded back to Oakland vs Canseco's 5th deck HR at SkyDome

PROGRAMMING NOTE: NBC Sports California is looking back at the A's 50 Memorable Moments since the franchise relocated to Oakland in 1968. Below are the next two moments you can vote on. Tune into A's Pregame Live tonight at 6:30pm to watch highlights of the two moments. After the A's and Astros conclude, tune into A's Postgame Live to see which moment will move on to the next round!

1. Rickey Henderson traded back to A's in 1989 (Two-time winner -- Defeated Eric Chavez's slides into A's dugout as he makes catch in 2003)

(From 12-year major league veteran Bip Roberts)

Rickey is Oakland. All of us ballplayers coming through after him, wanted to be like him, and because we saw a young kid from Oakland make it, we all thought we could make it. He meant the world to us.

So in 1989, it was really my first full year in the Majors and I was really thinking about what I could be as a pro player, and you hear that Rickey was traded back to Oakland from New York. And from afar, I'm thinking he's left New York and he's gone back home because we're all from Oakland and anytime something happens to one of us, it happens to all of us. And I was thinking "Wow" New York traded him back to Oakland, I couldn't believe it! 

Everywhere that Rickey was traded to, the team went to the World Series, and it seemed like they would win based on him being there, he had something to do with it being the offensive machine that he was  

I started thinking about what that would do for the Oakland-East Bay Area, coming back home, he's one of the best players in all of baseball, he's the most exciting lead-off hitter in the game and now he's going back home to a team that's pretty good. I think they're probably going to win a World Series !!!


2. Jose Canseco's 5th deck home run at the SkyDome in Game 4 of the 1989 ALCS

(From Dave Stewart, who pitched for the A's from 1986 to1992 and in 1995)

It was Game 4 of the ALCS….Mike Flanagan was the pitcher and Josey was the hitter, and when Flanagan threw that pitch and it was hit… The SkyDome which had 55 thousand, maybe even more fans in there… as soon as the ball was hit you could hear a pin drop, that’s how quiet it got.

It was dead-silent…no boos… no cheers….nothing as Josey was rounding the bases.

Eventually he made it to home, came into the dugout, got his congrats and forearm smashes. Then he was sitting next to me, I said, ‘Man, you got all of that one didn’t you?’ and he says ‘No, I didn’t get it all.’ I looked at him and said ‘You gotta be nuts!’ And he had a straight face like he was serious and he said that he didn’t get all of that pitch. That ball was smoked. At that time, it was the furthest ball hit in the SkyDome, it was the furthest one and there was NO DOUBT ABOUT IT! There was no doubt is was going to be fair, no chance of it going foul because that’s how hard it was hit.

I’ve never seen a ball hit that far, even today. I remember Dave Henderson said that the ball was hit so far that we could have put passengers on that ball, that’s how far that ball was hit. It was a No-Doubter, just unbelievable. Without a doubt, it was the single-most amazing feat I saw Josey do.