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Target 5000: Who Ya Gonna Call? The Whip-Busters

OK – imagine you’re Major League Baseball. You want more offense. So you ban the sticky substances that pitchers are using and then you sit back and realize that you just don’t know what’s going to happen.


WHIP OVER THE LAST 6 SEASONS

Ø 2015: 1.294

Ø 2016: 1.325

Ø 2017: 1.342

Ø 2018: 1.304

Ø 2019: 1.334

Ø 2020: 1.327

Ø 2021 (through June 18): 1.274

Ø 2021 (June 19-July 17): 1.348


Therefore, you can certainly see the parallels to the movie “The WHIP-Busters – er – The Ghostbusters!”


1. Rob Manfred’s after he decides to ban sticky substances (second thoughts?)

Ray Stantz (Rob Manfred): You know, it's just occurred to me. We really haven't had a completely successful test of this equipment.

Egon Spengler (MLB Owners): I blame myself.

Peter Venkman (MLB Fans): So do I.

Ray Stantz (Rob Manfred): Well, no sense in worrying about it now.

Peter Venkman (MLB Fans): Why worry? Each one of us is wearing an unlicensed nuclear accelerator on his back.

Ray Stantz (Rob Manfred): Yep. Well, let's get ready. Switch me on.

[Egon turns on Ray's proton pack, and he and Peter back away from Ray uneasily]


2. Please Remember Your Safety Protocols:

Ray Stantz: I did that. I did that. That's my fault.

Peter Venkman: It's okay, the table broke the fall.

Egon Spengler: There's something very important I forgot to tell you.

Peter Venkman: What?

Egon Spengler: Don't cross the streams.

Peter Venkman: Why?

Egon Spengler: It would be bad.

Peter Venkman: I'm fuzzy on the whole good/bad thing. What do you mean, "bad"?