Tom Poston was in this one as the Goofball mascot. Actually I liked his performance. It was understated just like it was supposed to be.
The show has done several successful baseball episodes over the years but I'd have to say that this one is my least favorite. The plot is fairly predictable albeit sad in that Homer ultimately crashes and burns.
The story within a story (Homer telling the guys at Moe's how it all happened) did nothing for me. Seems like they put that in there to add time to the show.
So not really anything special. I felt it was light on laughs too. But not a bad episode by any means. The plot is solid and it works.