08/18/2005: And just because you wanted to link MLB to The Simpsons
You can go look up which Simpsons character is the closes analogue to your favorite major league baseball team: The Definitive MLB-Simpsons Analogy List.
I was interested in this analogy, obviously:
St. Louis Cardinals - Jebediah Springfield - One of the elder statesmen of the group. Great historic importance. Possessors of a silver tongue (prosthetic silver tongue, Jack Buck) and a saccharine, over-commercialized reputation for family-friendliness. Bit of a problem with suppressed history (actually a pirate named Hans Sprungfeld, rampant racism in the '50s).And just to goose Karen, the Simpsons analogue to her beloved Cubs:
Chicago Cubs - Moe Syzslak - Unloved but by a select few patrons, whom they have a tendency to betray from time to time. Even their closest friends acknowledge their loser status, and outsiders love to laugh at their failures. Constantly subject to self-doubt, and always coming up with new schemes to shoot themselves in the foot. Owners of a revolving-door establishment that never sees more than one or two likable characters at a time.The complete list is well worth checking out.
Len on 08.18.05 @ 07:38 AM CST