Whitey Ford is a former Major League baseball player. He visits the Springfield War Memorial Stadium prior to a game. Unfortunately, his visit is during the day when Charles Montgomery Burns announces that he will give away a prize of a 1997 Pontiac Astro Wagon, which is deemed as unimpressive by the audience. They throw pretzels at Burns, and when Ford walks onto the stadium they continue throwing the pretzels. The resulting hits render Ford unconscious.