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The Simpsons Get Into Cooperstown!

Go figure.  The Simpsons will get inducted into the Baseball Hall Of Fame before Pete Rose.

That's right.  In honor of the twenty-fifth anniversary of the classic Simpsons episode where Mr. Burns recruits a slew of MLB All Stars and future Hall-Of-Famers to play on his power plant's softball team, this event (being held on May 27th), will pay tribute to "Homer at the Bat" and sounds like an awesome time.

Wade Boggs and Ozzie Smith (who were two of the players on the Springfield team) will be at the H.O.F. for a unique discussion about the episode with some of its creators.  There will also be a special, Simpsons exhibition at the museum itself.

We're talkin' softball!  Woo-hoo!

- East Side Dave