Baseball for the Thinking Fan

Login | Register | Feedback

btf_logo
You are here > Home > Baseball Newsstand > Baseball Primer Newsblog > Discussion
Baseball Primer Newsblog
— The Best News Links from the Baseball Newsstand

Wednesday, March 06, 2013

The New Springfield Nine - The Triangle Blog - Grantland

Baseball and The Simpsons…this may set records here.

Jim Furtado Posted: March 06, 2013 at 04:02 PM | 10 comment(s) Login to Bookmark
  Tags: all star game, the simpsons

Reader Comments and Retorts

Go to end of page

Statements posted here are those of our readers and do not represent the BaseballThinkFactory. Names are provided by the poster and are not verified. We ask that posters follow our submission policy. Please report any inappropriate comments.

   1. Esoteric Posted: March 06, 2013 at 04:09 PM (#4382167)
Unfortunately, the article isn't funny and the subject isn't all that interesting.

You'd have had better odds if you'd somehow found a way to combine baseball with Pavement and Republican politicians.
   2. Fernigal McGunnigle has become a merry hat Posted: March 06, 2013 at 04:21 PM (#4382180)
   3. RoyalsRetro (AG#1F) Posted: March 06, 2013 at 05:01 PM (#4382230)
Obligatory cool article on the behind-the-scenes work it took to get "Homer at the Bat" to the screen.

Fun facts: Ryne Sandberg was the first choice to be the second baseman. Jose Canseco was supposed to have an affair with Edna Krabapple but was a jerk about it. Harry Shearer and Julie Kavner hated the script. Ozzie Smith's kid was a huge Simpsons fan.
   4. Bourbon Samurai in Asia Posted: March 06, 2013 at 06:44 PM (#4382364)
Reasonably amusing.
   5. AndrewJ Posted: March 06, 2013 at 06:46 PM (#4382367)
Harry Shearer and Julie Kavner hated the script.

Harry Shearer loathes baseball for some reason. And it would probably be easier to compile a list of Simpsons scripts he's on record as loving.
   6. Tom Nawrocki Posted: March 06, 2013 at 07:25 PM (#4382397)
Harry Shearer loathes baseball for some reason.


Really? He does a great imitation of Vin Scully.
   7. Der-K and the statistical werewolves. Posted: March 06, 2013 at 08:01 PM (#4382422)
Shearer's a grump.
   8. Gamingboy Posted: March 07, 2013 at 12:35 AM (#4382575)
Did anyone ever find out who was on Mr. Burns' original team? I seem to remember hearing somewhere that he had Jim Creighton on it or something.
   9. ajnrules Posted: March 07, 2013 at 01:02 PM (#4382871)
Did anyone ever find out who was on Mr. Burns' original team? I seem to remember hearing somewhere that he had Jim Creighton on it or something.

Source:

C: Gabby Street
1B: Cap Anson
2B: Nap Lajoie
SS: Honus Wagner
3B: Pie Traynor
LF: Joe Jackson
CF: Harry Hooper
RF: Jim Creighton
P: Mordecai Peter Centennial Brown

Some dubious choices, especially picking Hooper over Cobb and Charleston. Maybe he just liked the name.
   10. Gamingboy Posted: March 07, 2013 at 01:12 PM (#4382878)
C: Gabby Street
1B: Cap Anson
2B: Nap Lajoie
SS: Honus Wagner
3B: Pie Traynor
LF: Joe Jackson
CF: Harry Hooper
RF: Jim Creighton
P: Mordecai Peter Centennial Brown

Some dubious choices, especially picking Hooper over Cobb and Charleston. Maybe he just liked the name.


Yeah, Burns would be the type to pick people based on names.

You must be Registered and Logged In to post comments.

 

 

<< Back to main

BBTF Partner

Support BBTF

donate

Thanks to
Backlasher
for his generous support.

Bookmarks

You must be logged in to view your Bookmarks.

Hot Topics

NewsblogJoe Girardi put Derek Jeter’s farewell tour ahead of the team
(10 - 9:40am, Sep 18)
Last: villageidiom

NewsblogOT: Politics, September, 2014: ESPN honors Daily Worker sports editor Lester Rodney
(3040 - 9:39am, Sep 18)
Last: bunyon

NewsblogWith 8-2 win Tuesday, Orioles clinch first American League East title since 1997
(29 - 9:36am, Sep 18)
Last: Yeaarrgghhhh

NewsblogMcCarthy’s immaculate inning highlights Yankees win
(2 - 9:24am, Sep 18)
Last: Spahn Insane

NewsblogJoe Girardi: ‘Pitch the right way’
(54 - 9:05am, Sep 18)
Last: bunyon

NewsblogChris Davis Rescues Man Pinned Under Truck
(46 - 9:05am, Sep 18)
Last: Benji Gil Gamesh Rises

NewsblogRyan Zimmerman Watches Nats Celebrate From Afar
(14 - 8:38am, Sep 18)
Last: bunyon

NewsblogRASMUS OPENS UP ABOUT JAYS TENURE, FUTURE, PAST
(2 - 8:21am, Sep 18)
Last: A big pile of nonsense (gef the talking mongoose)

NewsblogPedro pens a letter to Clayton Kershaw
(45 - 8:12am, Sep 18)
Last: dlf

NewsblogOT: Monthly NBA Thread - September 2014
(266 - 7:54am, Sep 18)
Last: Moses Taylor World Re-Tour 2.0: Warszawa

NewsblogOT: September 2014 College Football thread
(251 - 3:50am, Sep 18)
Last: smileyy

NewsblogOMNICHATTER 9-17-2014
(88 - 2:41am, Sep 18)
Last: Baldrick

NewsblogA’s lose Triple-A Sacramento affiliate
(83 - 1:20am, Sep 18)
Last: Toothless

NewsblogJays pitcher Stroman suspended 6 games
(9 - 1:05am, Sep 18)
Last: Shibal

Hall of Merit2015 Hall of Merit Ballot Discussion
(28 - 12:18am, Sep 18)
Last: Ardo

Page rendered in 0.2070 seconds
52 querie(s) executed