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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

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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.