Major League Baseball inducted Homer into their Hall of Fame and commemorated the 25th anniversary of the Homer at the Bat episode, which is honestly one of the best episodes of any television program.
MLB’s Joe Posnanski reporting on the induction ceremony and quoting Al Jean, that episode’s executive producer:
When Bart and Lisa chant “Darryl, Darryl,” at Darryl Strawberry, their mother says they should stop because it’s mean. Lisa explains that as a professional athlete, such insults just roll off their backs. There is then a closeup of Strawberry, and a single tear falling from his eye.
“I didn’t know whether to tell Darryl we were going to do that,” Jean said. “I decided not to tell him.”
I still find myself singing the closing theme song: