Homer with some of his former teammates: Steve Sax, Wade Boggs and Ozzie Smith. (Photo: Milo Stewart, Jr.)
Today, Homer Simpson was inducted into the Baseball Hall of Fame.
As a tribute to the infamous softball episode in which Homer and his team of MLB ringers defeated Shelbyville’s power plant, the Hall of Fame decided to bestow this induction honor to the legendary television dad. The episiode (“Homer at the Bat”) is considered to be one of the episodes in history. In fact, I consider it their best episode ever.
This “induction” is all about fun. It’s not a serious move but a way to have some humor and honor a television icon and the 25th anniversary of the episode.
But there are some people who don’t understand humor. Take a look at some comments regarding the induction from this post.
My love for The Simpsons and baseball came at the near same time for me as a young kid. It was only until my later years in high school did I start to really enjoy and appreciate The Simpsons. At the same time, my passion for baseball bloomed to a high fever pitch with the Oakland A’s making their run in the baseball world with Moneyball.
I look back at this episode and I proclaim this to be the show’s most perfect episode. Best ever? That is debatable. But the best story of all time? Absolutely. This show had no side stories. It was one continuous journey to see Homer’s triumph, then his fall, then his resurrection back to glory. It was funny. It was unfortunate. It was difficult to get all nine players to voice act.
But in the end, it beat the Cosby’s and helped establish The Simpsons as the real deal. And for Cooperstown to celebrate them like this? Absolutely wonderful! I want to go back to Cooperstown just for this exhibit. Maybe I will. Maybe I will!
It’s crazy that the Olympics is on tape delay by NBC again. Even though it’s in the same time zone, it’s still tape delayed. Money hungry NBC won’t give us the goods.
People on the East Coast have to wait an hour before they can watch it. West Coasters have to wait four hours. This is ridiculous but NBC wants their money. I just can’t stand watching sporting events on tape delay. There is no fun in that. Maybe that’s why my care for the Olympics has not been strong. It’s just hard to care about something when the results have already been revealed.
I might watch the opening ceremony still but it won’t be any surprise since I will have read all the tweets and screenshots of everything already.
Besides, the summer Olympics doesn’t fascinate me. Give me the winter Olympics and curling!
I am a huge Seinfeld fan. Everyone knows that! When I found out they were going to recreate the apartment out in Hollywood, I had to go there. I planned to go today because it was the only free time I had. The wait of course would be long for this free event but I didn’t care. I had to go. I wanted to see what all the buzz was about. And let me tell you, it was worth it!
The exhibit was to open at 10AM but I knew that with the popularity of the show with its revival with Hulu, I had to get there somewhat early. I got in line at around 9:15AM. It would take me about 90 minutes in line before I could get in. By noon time, the line was a four-hour wait.
As I walked in, I was greeted by a ton of famous quotes from the show. True fans would recognize each and every one of them. In front was the booth from Monk’s on display.
I remember watching The League for the first time when it aired. The idea of the show was so stupid that I thought it was genius. I had seen commercials for it leading up to the series premiere. It was a bunch of friends who were too obsessed with fantasy football that real-life decisions were somehow tied into their fantasy football decisions. I loved the show from the start. I didn’t think the American public would dig it as much as I did.
As the show continued on, we got to see more silliness to keep the show running. A show solely based on fantasy football was going to be a difficult one so they had to include some weird characteristics to the main cast to keep it interesting. Its popularity allowed them to get celebrities and even actual football players to have cameos. Ultimately, it still made fantasy football its central focal point.
I loved every minute of it. I laughed so hard all the time.
Remember when James Harden said that the Warriors weren’t that good? That caused a big stir during the regular season as the Warriors won all four games they had against the Rockets by double-figures. Entering this Western Conference finals, that was the talk of the series as people were reminded that Harden had dismissed the Warriors as a good team.
With the Warriors up 2-0 on the Rockets in the series, Beats By Dre released this new commercial in which a reporter mentioned the exact same scenario among (without mentioning Harden’s name) other thoughts from supposed haters of Draymond Green. In classic Beats style, Green put on his headphones and walked away from the onslaught of media questions.
The commercial takes a jab at Harden and the Rockets and with the Warriors now 6-0 against them this year, it’s just icing on the cake to a quote from months ago that is still being talked about. Green probably doesn’t care what Harden said, but for the commercial, it’s good TV to remind Harden about his foolish words.
Also mentioned in the commercial is his size and his mother. Check out the commercial above.