All week, baseball fans online have been talking about "MoneyBART," Sunday's episode of The Simpsons that espoused sabermetric principles and featured an opening storyboarded by Banksy. Pfft. This is old hat.
Many people have thought this was the first time baseball statheads have made it on a television program. Not so! The other Saturday, after cartoons, The Suite Life of Zack and Cody came on, and the above clip -- which counts as E/I programming -- clearly shows Mr. Moseby (Phill Lewis) talking about how base stealing is overrated, a common sabermetric argument. He claims to have learned in the Baseball Encyclopedia, but we all know he was reading one of Bill James' old Baseball Abstracts.