As things look their darkest, a new dawn begins. The baseball signal lights up in the sky, and a true hero rises to bring calm to the crowd. He may not be the hero we wanted, but he’s the hero we needed. He is … Joltin’ Joe.
Fred takes a break and it’s Jimmy’s time to shine in the booth. Joker springs into action but is replaced by a relief pitcher who strikes terror into the crowd and strikes out the side. The booth wrestles with their greatest fears.
The heroes and villains are having a hard time playing ball, strangely enough. And to make matters worse, grudges on the field take a deadly turn as a few of the players clear the benches for an not-so-typical baseball brawl.
It doesn't take long for a game featuring these rogues to go off the rails. Fred and Jimmy try to solve a riddle, but have an even worse time trying to figure out who sent it. Teri tries to maintain calm in the booth as things on the field seem grim.
Our commentary crew gets a gross introduction to the bottom of the Assassins's batting order, but are uplifted by a surprise performance from Ace, the Bat-Hound, and an even more surprise performance from the Man of Steel himself.
It's the first inning of Batman Baseball, recorded live from Aparo Field! Hosted by acclaimed broadcaster Teri Shea and less acclaimed former ballplayer Fred Wilcox, the first inning sets the stage for the madness to come (and shows off some questionable pitching skills from our Caped Crusader).