In “Homer on the Bat,” the Springfield Nuclear Energy Plant softball group is in bother. Whereas a lot of the workers are reluctant to enroll after the disastrous earlier season, their minds change when Homer reveals his “Surprise Bat,” which he made himself. The group goes on a successful streak, with solely the Shelbyville Nuclear Energy Plant’s softball group standing in the best way of the championship. Mr. Burns, desirous to win a wager in opposition to the rival plant’s proprietor, drafts skilled baseball gamers to the roster, a lot to the chagrin of his workers. One in all them is Yankees first baseman Don Mattingly, who Mr. Burns in the end fires for not shaving his sideburns, regardless of eradicating the hair from most of his head.
“Homer on the Bat” is crammed with standout moments from the spectacular solid of Main League Baseball gamers who seem as themselves, together with Roger Clemens, Wade Boggs, Ken Griffey Jr., Steve Sax, Ozzie Smith, José Canseco, Darryl Strawberry, and Mike Scioscia. Additional, Mattingly really was benched for holding his hair lengthy, in keeping with ABC Information. Apparently sufficient, whereas the episode aired in February 1992, it was really written earlier than the incident, which befell in July 1991; the hirsute ballplayer confirmed that “everybody thought [the ‘Simpsons’ team] wrote it in later, however they did not.”