Homer and his co-workers join the power plant's softball team and qualify for the final. When Mr. Burns hears his plant is playing the final against Shelbyville's power plant team, he makes a $1 million bet with the owner of the Shelbyville nuclear power plant, Aristotle Amadopoulos. To make sure he will win the bet, Mr. Burns hires 9 professional baseball players (Roger Clemens, Wade Boggs, Ken Griffey Jr., Steve Sax, Ozzie Smith, José Canseco, Don Mattingly, Darryl Strawberry, and Mike Scioscia), but 8 of the players are of the team after getting involved in different accidents. Unfortunately for Homer the professional player left is Darryl Strawberry, a right fielder like Homer, but in the end everything is up to Homer. Written by
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All of the players were cooperative except for Jose Canseco
, who was intimidating. He disliked his original part and insisted it be rewritten, and the writers grudgingly made him as heroic as possible. He was originally slated to wake up in bed with Edna Krabappel and miss the game, but Canseco's then-wife, Esther Haddad, objected. He disliked his caricature, stating that "the animation looked nothing like [him]," but that he found the acting was very easy. When asked in 2007 about his part by the San Jose Mercury News, he responded, "that was 100 years ago," hung up the phone and did not answer any of the paper's subsequent calls for an interview about his guest spot. See more
It would be physically impossible for Smithers to travel across America and track down all the baseball players over a period of 24 hours. Particularly as some of them were hunting in the woods, on vacation at Graceland, or playing the cello in a nightclub, so how would he know where they were? It would be easier for Smithers to call their managers or agents and book the players that way. See more
[Homer unveils the Wonder Bat to Lenny and Carl. They are less than impressed
Yeah, well, I've got a magic bat, too!
And I got an enchanted jock strap!
Referenced in The Simpsons: MoneyBart
Written by Terry Cashman
Performed by Terry Cashman See more