Dodger Stadium is the closest Major League ballpark to Hollywood and thus appears regularly in television and film. Spoiler alert: The film climaxes with a plot to assassinate the Queen of England being foiled by a bumbling police detective who goes undercover as an opera singer, and then as a home plate umpire. It's all set against the California Angels hosting the Seattle Mariners in the midst of a pennant race. Obviously, there has never been an actual Angels-Mariners game played at Dodger Stadium. We can also safely say that baseball has never seen: a shortstop get hit by a moving car while in play on the diamond, a base runner mauled by a tiger at second base or an outfielder decapitated by a fly ball.
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But the entire plot of this classic film hangs on hardball. But not this movie, not in the hands of four baseball nuts with a penchant for zaniness. But what will he do? How will it be funny? Not that the story should be the main appeal of a parody, just that there must be a good story for the jokes to serve.
One umpire ejected two others. A tiger mauled a base runner sliding into second base. An outfielder tried to assassinate Queen Elizabeth. The scene featured the Angels versus the Seattle Mariners in a showdown that would decide the lead in the American League West.