MLB a victim of the “Simpsons” curse

15 05 2008

Every baseball fan can easily name their favorite episode of The Simpsons. If you don’t know it by name, it’s called “Homer At the Bat”. It was the one where Montgomery Burns brought in a couple of ringers to join his company softball team. It featured the voices of Ken Griffey Jr., Jose Canseco, and many others. Well, it’s been almost twenty years and today several of the players that appeared on the show, once destined for immediate entry in the Hall of Fame will never come close thanks to the many scandals they have been involved in.

CNNSI.com posted their All-Scandal Team and not surprisingly included four players from that famous Simpsons episode. Can you guess which ones? TRY YOUR LUCK!


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15 05 2008
Paul/DDoubleplay Sports

OMG this is one of my Favorite Episode! Way to funny.

15 05 2008
Russ

while I like this episode, I love Cape Feare, Marge vs. the monorail and das bus a little bit more.

15 05 2008
oldschoolbreaks

We’re talkin Homerrrrrr, Ozzie and the Straw😀

15 05 2008
PAB

That’s definately a great episode we got to see the first images of Clemens’s Roid Rage.

As for the all scandal question:
Boggs
Canseco
Clemens
Strawberry

15 05 2008
JT

You could add Mattingly to the list, though the scandal is not of his doing. HOW IN THE WORLD IS HE NOT IN THE HALL OF FAME?!?!?! It’s scandalous.

15 05 2008
Joe

Why is Griff not sucking down some “tonic” in the team photo?

15 05 2008
dayf

It never really occurred to me that I don’t have a “favorite” episode of the Simpsons before now. This one is good, I like the Halloween episodes and the one with the insanity pepper and Johnny Cash as a spirit guide is awesome I’m not sure if I can call any of them the favorite.

I need to put the DVDs on Netflix and watch ’em all to determine the definitive favorite now…

15 05 2008
jv

I’m a little confused… who’s the 4th? Boggs? Mattingly? Maybe I’m out of the loop on the who’s who of the Mitchell Report…

15 05 2008
jv

Sorry, forgot about Wade’s adultery. If it’s not the juice that get’s ’em it’s the tail…lol Speaking of the Simpson’s, when MLB players get caught in a scandal do they say, “DOH!”? And if they do, does Wiggums say, “That’s what they all say. They all say doh.” Probably not but that’s my favorite Simpson’s line of all time.

16 05 2008
PAB

I’ve got to agree with dayf the insanity pepper is great. When Homer starts to go crazy, we get a Beatles and Peanuts reference, tons of great one liners, A+ of an episode.

16 05 2008
Gellman

Thank you for putting that stupid song in my head. Ill be spending the next few hours listening to 80’s adult contemporary just so I can have the two cancel each other out.

17 05 2008
jv

The episode where Homer has Pinchy the Lobster has a great line too though. When the crab comes out of the ocean and bites Pinchy, Homer says, “Pinchy, You don’t have to take that from no Punk @$$ crab!” My favorite scene however is when the gas leak is coming from under the statue and everyone is having spiritual hallucinations. Skinner starts to downplay it as a hoax and mid sentence he falls on the ground speaking in tongues. That’s so friggin’ funny to me…

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