Just a day before the team’s Winterfest event, the Blue Jays unveiled on Twitter that they are now the sole holders of a very interesting, baseball-themed Guinness World Record.
According to the Blue Jays’ official Twitter page, who posted a video Friday, the team is now the holder of the Guinness World Record for the world’s largest foam finger, having constructed one that appears to stretch from the field level to the facing of the 200 level seats in the outfield.
In a partnership with TD (and using the hashtag #TDSuperFan), the team created the finger and built it using lifts that allowed operators and workers to reach the top of the finger. The video shows a Guinness judge walking around the finger at Rogers Centre officiating the record.
The finger, which appears to have been put together in three separate stages, is green in colour and has both the Blue Jays and TD logos displayed just below the knuckles.
Previously, the record belonged to Dell Technologies, who had a foam finger that measured 6.12 m tall and 2.86 m wide.
According to a press release from Dell in 2017, the foam finger was constructed at their headquarters in Grand Prairie, Texas.
The Guinness World Records website also has another foam finger-related record: the record for “most people waving foam fingers simultaneously”, which took place at Rowan University in Glassboro, New Jersey in February 2017.
The Blue Jays’ new world record has not yet been posted on the official Guinness website.
The team’s Winterfest event, which takes place January 19th and 20th, features Blue Jays players, alumni and prospects appearing in a variety of events including signings and meet-and-greets. This is the second year that the team has run this event.