October 7, 2010

Mike Scioscia returns to "The Simpsons"

This comes to us courtesy of “The Hall of Very Good” blog and is being reposted with permission.

Athletes appearing on "The Simpsons" isn't a new thing.

From Roger Clemens to Yao Ming. Tom Brady to Tony Hawk...the guests stars have run the gamut. But no athlete (outside of the fictional Drederick Tatum) has appeared more than once.

Until now.

Read this from FOX:

In an effort to bolster her resume, Lisa jumps at the opportunity to coach Bart’s little league team, and despite having little understanding of baseball, leads them to a record-winning streak. But when Bart confronts Lisa for taking the fun out of baseball, she 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 (guest-voicing as himself) reminds Bart 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 in the all-new “MoneyBART” episode of "The Simpsons".

So that begs the questions...will this Sunday's episode make reference to the series' famous "Homer at the Bat" episode where the then-Dodgers catcher (turned Angels all-time winningest manager) Scioscia was hospitalized due to radiation poisoning?

Will this open the door to us finding out whatever happened to Ozzie Smith after he disappeared while visiting the Springfield Mystery Spot?

More importantly...is anyone still watching The Simpsons?

Okay, so this is what Mike Scioscia is up to this off season? Well, when you think about it; this past season certainly had a lot of “doh!” moments, so this is certainly appropriate. I mean every time Erick Aybar (or Gilligan as I like to call him) did something goofy, I felt like saying "doh!."

I just never figured Scioscia could get a job doing voice over work given how awful his Howard's Appliances radio ads are. But what do I know?

Hmm. Another thought - I bet Bart Simpson could out hit Jeff Mathis. Just saying.

Thanks again to The Hall of Very Good for letting me repost this.

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