You heard it many times this year: Canada fell in love with the Toronto Blue Jays all over again in 2015.
Now, the search queries actually back that up.
The American League East champs were the highest-trending search term in the nation, according to Google Canada’s Year in Search, finishing ahead of new Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau, who took the No. 2 spot.
Bolstered by key acquisitions at the trade deadline, the Blue Jays rode MLB’s best offence to reach the post-season for the first time in two decades, ultimately finishing just short of the World Series.
Fans across the country clearly took notice, with questions such as “What is the score of the Blue Jays game?” finishing among the top inquiries.
The Blue Jays were also the top searched Canadian sports team in 2015, ahead of the Calgary Flames, Winnipeg Jets and Montreal Impact.