Over its 26 year run, “The Simpsons” has covered as wide range of topics. One of the topics the show has done extremely well is sports. Whether it’s bringing in guest stars, or creating entire episodes (like Homer at the Bat), the show has always done a great job capturing humor in athletic competition.
In fact, the writers may have been too good at coming up with sports storylines. Turns out, they may have predicted the whole St. Louis Cardinals hacking scandal years before it actually happened.
Let’s review the evidence:
That clip, by the way, comes from the episode “Brother’s Little Helper.” It premiered back in 1999.
The prediction isn’t 100 percent correct, but it’s pretty close. In the clip, Major League Baseball was spying on everyone. The spying wasn’t focused on the Cardinals. It is curious, however, that the player who shows up to represent MLB is former Cards star Mark McGwire. Is that merely a coincidence, or did the writers know something sinister would happen in St. Louis years later?
A few years later, the show “South Park” produced an episode titled “Simpsons Already Did It.” The focus of the episode covered the fact that “The Simpsons” have basically covered every possible story during their lengthy run. In this instance, that appears to be accurate.
At the same time, we don’t remember an episode about the Kansas City All-Star game voting controversy, or the prediction of the apocalypse when A-Rod reaches 3,000 hits. When “The Simpsons” predict those things, let us know.
(BLS H/N: Mike Axisa of Eye on Baseball)
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