Monday, October 11, 2010

Lisa Simpson knows when it's good to be Kansas City Royal Zack Greinke

Posted By on Mon, Oct 11, 2010 at 2:00 PM

click to enlarge Kansas native Bill James made a cameo on last night's Simpsons.
  • Kansas native Bill James made a cameo on last night's Simpsons.

British graffiti artist Bansky created an amazingly ballsy opening for last night's episode of The Simpsons that shows the sweatshop where the show is created. It's an awesome sight (watch the video after the jump) with sad pandas and dying unicorns.

In last night's episode, Lisa Simpson becomes the manager of her older brother Bart's baseball team. She knows nothing about the sport so she seeks out advice from the drunks at Moe's Tavern, who point her to a table of sabermetrics-loving geeks who argue that Texas Rangers pitcher Cliff Lee is superior to Kansas City Royals hurler Zack Greinke except for one "colossal exception."

"Before the fourth inning ... after a road loss ... in a domed stadium. Then it's good to be Greinke," Professor Frink argues. "Unless he's got a bunion. Then he's notably ineffective."
Greinke must have had a lot of bunions this year.

Bill James, the Holton, Kansas, native and the guru of sabermetrics, also makes a cameo on the nerds' laptop to declare: "I made baseball as fun as doing your taxes."

Watch the full episode here.

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