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Baseball and The Simpsons…this may set records here.

Jim Furtado Posted: March 06, 2013 at 03:02 PM | 10 comment(s) Login to Bookmark
  Tags: all star game, the simpsons

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   1. Esoteric Posted: March 06, 2013 at 03:09 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 Posted: March 06, 2013 at 03:21 PM (#4382180)
   3. RoyalsRetro (AG#1F) Posted: March 06, 2013 at 04:01 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, what price fettucine? Posted: March 06, 2013 at 05:44 PM (#4382364)
Reasonably amusing.
   5. AndrewJ Posted: March 06, 2013 at 05:46 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 06:25 PM (#4382397)
Harry Shearer loathes baseball for some reason.


Really? He does a great imitation of Vin Scully.
   7. Der-K: downgraded to lurker Posted: March 06, 2013 at 07:01 PM (#4382422)
Shearer's a grump.
   8. Gamingboy Posted: March 06, 2013 at 11:35 PM (#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 12:02 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 12:12 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.

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