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
Did You Know?
In the ending credits of this episode, the song "We're Talkin' Softball" plays, an obvious parody of the real song, "We're Talkin' Baseball". See more
When Mr Burns shows the bottle of "Brain & Nerve Tonic", the ampersand switches between having its tail on the left and on the right. See more
[to his softball team
All right, you ragtag bunch of misfits! You hate me, and I hate you even more. But without my beloved ringers, you're all I've got. So I want you to remember some inspiring words that someone else might have told you over the course of your lives, and go out there and win!
Referenced in The Simpsons: Hit & Run
Take Me Out to the Ball Game
Music by Albert von Tilzer See more