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Simpsons Sabermetrics episode

Postby Neato Torpedo » Mon Oct 11, 2010 8:18 pm

http://www.hulu.com/watch/184048/the-si ... s-p1-so-i0

Their portrayal of us stat nerds is hilarious, plus there's some amazing baseball quotes and a guest appearance from Mike Scoscia (again). Not a single mention of BABIP or FIP though. :,-(

Bill James: I make baseball as fun as doing your taxes!


Baseball is a game played by the dexterous, but only understood by the Poindextrous.


Marge: Flyballs and fungoes come and go, but family lives forever.
Homer: Sorry Marge, but I call bullcrap on that. The '69 Mets will live forever, but does anyone care about Ron Swoboda's wife and kids? Not me.
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Re: Simpsons Sabermetrics episode

Postby StlSluggers » Tue Oct 12, 2010 9:52 am

So Hollywood decides to make a Moneyball movie, and the Simpsons figure that means it's mainstream enough to put into an epi?

Man, this show is truly in its twilight years... :-/
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Re: Simpsons Sabermetrics episode

Postby jake_twothousandfive » Tue Oct 12, 2010 10:54 pm

That was great. ;-D

Sure The Simpsons isn't what it used to be but it's still entertaining enough to watch from time to time. It still has more hits than misses IMO.
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Re: Simpsons Sabermetrics episode

Postby Neato Torpedo » Wed Oct 13, 2010 12:59 am

StlSluggers wrote:So Hollywood decides to make a Moneyball movie, and the Simpsons figure that means it's mainstream enough to put into an epi?

Man, this show is truly in its twilight years... :-/

Boooo. They had a horrible run of 6 years or so but it's been on the comeback trail for a couple seasons now. It's gone from painful and unwatchable to actually decent.
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Re: Simpsons Sabermetrics episode

Postby Grounded Polo » Wed Oct 13, 2010 10:51 pm

Neato Torpedo wrote:
StlSluggers wrote:So Hollywood decides to make a Moneyball movie, and the Simpsons figure that means it's mainstream enough to put into an epi?

Man, this show is truly in its twilight years... :-/

Boooo. They had a horrible run of 6 years or so but it's been on the comeback trail for a couple seasons now. It's gone from painful and unwatchable to actually decent.


I think most people stopped watching early last decade and now just assume the new seasons are crap by default.
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Re: Simpsons Sabermetrics episode

Postby The Artful Dodger » Thu Oct 14, 2010 12:23 am

I've stopped watching new Simpsons episodes about over five years ago. To be fair, I've paid less attention to TV over the last five years and it takes me a while to catch up to all the acclaimed shows. However, The Simpsons was so lousy 5-6 years ago and was pretty much discouraged from tuning in as regularly as I did before because of it.
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Re: Simpsons Sabermetrics episode

Postby DbacksRback » Fri Oct 15, 2010 1:55 am

Grounded Polo wrote:
Neato Torpedo wrote:
StlSluggers wrote:So Hollywood decides to make a Moneyball movie, and the Simpsons figure that means it's mainstream enough to put into an epi?

Man, this show is truly in its twilight years... :-/

Boooo. They had a horrible run of 6 years or so but it's been on the comeback trail for a couple seasons now. It's gone from painful and unwatchable to actually decent.


I think most people stopped watching early last decade and now just assume the new seasons are crap by default.


Exactly what I did.
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Re: Simpsons Sabermetrics episode

Postby thedude » Sun Oct 17, 2010 8:33 pm

Neato Torpedo wrote:
Marge: Flyballs and fungoes come and go, but family lives forever.
Homer: Sorry Marge, but I call bullcrap on that. The '69 Mets will live forever, but does anyone care about Ron Swoboda's wife and kids? Not me.



You missed the best part of that quote:

Marge: Flyballs and fungoes come and go. But families are forever.
Homer: Sorry Marge, I’ve got to call bullcrap on that. The ’69 Mets will live on forever. But you think anyone cares about Ron Swoboda’s wife and kids? Not me. And I assume not Ron Swoboda.

Also great:
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