In honor of the 25th anniversary of the famous “Homer at Bat” episode of The Simpsons, The Major League Baseball Hall of Fame is recognizing the animated character’s ball legacy. The Hall of Fame has decided to pay tribute to Homer Simpson.
Let’s see what Twitter thought of this decision by the Hall.
— Baseball Hall ⚾ (@baseballhall) May 27, 2017
— Sports Illustrated (@SInow) May 23, 2017
— theScore (@theScore) May 27, 2017
— Darren Rovell (@darrenrovell) May 23, 2017
— Los Angeles Times (@latimes) May 25, 2017
Lol Homer Simpson got into the Hall of Fame before Barry Bonds.
— Jessica Kleinschmidt (@KleinschmidtJD) May 28, 2017
Congrats to the newest Hall of Famer, Homer Simpson! pic.twitter.com/hvXYbR4Eyq
— FOX Sports: MLB (@MLBONFOX) May 28, 2017
How do you let Homer Simpson I'm the Hall of Fame, but not Pete Rose? @MLB HOMER ISN'T EVEN REAL. Y'all wildin'
— Simon Corley (@corley_simon3) May 29, 2017
What place a character from an animated TV show has among the baseball greats? Not sure how the all-time leader in hits, Pete Rose, and the all-time leader in home runs, Barry Bonds, isn't in the Hall of Fame but Homer Simpson is. Apparently a TV character is better than Rose and Bonds' character. In the famous words of Homer Simpson himself "Doh!"