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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Mr. Burns hires MLB players as ringers for the company softball team. During this, he has a feud with Don Mattingly over the length of his sideburns. This is a poke at a 1991 incident, in which Don Mattingly was briefly suspended by Yankees team owner George Steinbrenner for refusing to get a hair cut. 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
So I'll get $50,000 to play one game?
That's right, Mr. Canseco.
Well, it's a pay cut, but what the hey.
Take Me Out to the Ball Game
Music by Albert von Tilzer See more