Listen: Get hyped for Blue Jays vs. Royals ALCS with a name-dropping rap battle

A new name-dropping rap battle sets the stage for what promises to be a battle on the field. 

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The Kansas City Royals and Toronto Blue Jays will begin an assuredly headed ALCS showdown on Friday night in K.C. (airing on FOX and the FS GO app at 7:30 p.m. Eastern), and anticipation is high.

It’s so high, in fact, that a new ‘rap battle’ video has emerged pitting a Jays fan and a Royals fan against each other. Set to a slick beat, the two trade off dropping player names and hyping up their respective club, and it ought to serve as an energetic pump-anthem for anyone looking to pass the time before first pitch. Check it out: 

If that won’t get you in the mood for a powerhouse clash between two of the AL’s top clubs this season, nothing will…unless you just aren’t a fan of baseball-themed hip/hop. 

(h/t Royals Review