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
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Professor Frink argued that Zack Greinke is better than Cliff Lee in a certain situation: before the fourth inning, after a road loss, in a domed stadium. In reality, Greinke has a 6.00 ERA in six such games between 2008 and 2010. Cliff Lee's ERA in six such games is 0.00. See more
Bottom line: I need an extracurricular activity, and no one else will coach you loveable losers.
We're not losers! Last year we finished six and five.
And we're not loveable. We had a tall freckle-faced kid on the team that we picked on 'til he quit.
[to tall, freckled kid walking down the street
Hey, Splatterface! How's the weather up there?
[Kid leaves downhearted
It's too bad, 'cause he's a great hitter, but it's worth it.
References The Bad News Bears
Take Me Out to the Ball Game
Music by Albert von Tilzer See more