In what may be the worst baseball film of all time . . .
. . . "the greatest team the world has ever seen"--according to the Bozo serving as BOTH the Umpire AND the Stadium Announcer--lacks ANY understanding of the basic rules of the game. Innings tend to have at most a single out, and Buddy's team comes up to bat in the TOP of the ninth inning (even though they seem to be the home team). Perhaps the Bearcats can be excused for this goof, as their namesake leader is cowering under the stands in the locker room at this point, suffering from stage fright induced by the pressure of a score tied at 47 all (the Wikipedia article about this animated short claims that the Bearcats are trailing at this juncture 49 to 47, but ask yourself: If Buddy is the lead-off hitter, and his team is behind by two, HOW can he hit a walk-off homer, especially since it's the TOP of the Ninth?!) The artwork for BUDDY'S BEARCATS is pretty crummy, and more than the first half of this misfire is devoted to the SPECTATORS! Even though the math is NOT perfect in BASEBALL BUGS (1946), the latter is a far better Looney Tune. And do NOT forget BUCKEROO BUGS of 1944, in which Warner's always prophetic Animated Shorts Seers division of prognosticators perfectly predict--in allegorical fashion--the Final Downfall of the over-rated 2016 Detroit Tigers Team (and the stirring resurgence of that season's Baltimore Orioles).
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