A visit by a Springfield Elementary alum-turned-Ivy-League student pushes Lisa to question her own go-getter attitude and reevaluate the scope of her extracurricular activities. Convinced that there is no such thing as having too many clubs or activities listed on her resume, Lisa jumps at the opportunity to coach Bart's little league team. Despite having little understanding of baseball, Lisa coaches the team to a record winning streak by putting her book smarts in statistics and probability into play. But when Bart questions Lisa's coaching tactics and confronts her for taking the fun out of baseball, Lisa benches him from the championship game. Hoping to lift his spirits, Marge spends the day with Bart at an amusement park where MLB manager and former catcher Mike Scioscia gives Bart sound advice and reminds him of his genuine love of the sport. Meanwhile, with one last chance to win the game, Lisa makes an unexpected call and learns that there is more to sports than winning. Written by
Did You Know?
The episode's title is based upon the book "Moneyball: The Art of Winning an Unfair Game" by Michael Lewis
. The book is about the Oakland Athletics baseball team and the team's modernized, analytical, saber-metric approach to assembling a competitive baseball team. See more
Vegetarian Lisa is seen chomping on a slice of pepperoni pizza. Later in the scene, the pepperoni has been replaced by vegetable toppings. See more
I was wondering if you and your friends could tell me about baseball strategy.
The only thing I know about strategy is that everything the manager does is crap. Unless it works, in which case he's a button pusher.
I hate people who just push buttons all day.
You just push buttons all day.
You know, ever since Obama came in, you have all the answers, don't you?
Spoofs The Mark of Zorro
That Lady, Pt. 1 & 2
Written by O'Kelly Isley
, Ronald Isley
, and Rudolph Isley
Performed by The Isley Brothers See more