Meanwhile, James is all about baseball -- Did You Know? -- and he starts getting all conceptual about how it's a "day at the park," and how they'll have food, which somehow makes it a "family event," and already I'm thinking about the Best Buy task, where we learned that Food = Fun...unless it's crappy food, like, for example, baseball park food. ["And Sars, you can't even yell at me here about the constant potshots at the boringness of our national pastime throughout this recap, because you don't eat meat and can barely remember the horror of most baseball food. Not to mention that post-James, we won't be hearing about baseball after this episode anyhow and I won't have to constantly mention how much I hate it." -- Jacob] ["I have a really high tolerance for, and in fact attraction to, mediocre food. Don't forget: I am a connoisseuse of the circus peanut. So, I actually miss shit like Oscar Meyer bologna and, yes, wizened ballpark hot dogs. Thanks for reminding me I can't eat them anymore, FIRED GUY." -- Sars] James further interviews that he LOVES BASEBALL -- Have You Heard? -- and that "as soon as she said sports, I knew we had to go after baseball." Only actually, he says "they," which is telling considering that Bill was just sitting there the whole time and wasn't there as a Viceroy, but as a NotGeorge, which is a little different, but apparently Bill is an authority. Mostly I like it because James thought, "Of course! Baseball!" the way I would think "Of course! Buffy!" Or "Of course! Mary McDonnell!", because of the algorithm where you take your favorite thing and apply it to everything else.
Josh sketches out the idea, which I love: a baseball diamond with stations at all five places -- I dunno who came up with that -- and Marshawn and Josh are in total agreement and work well together, which makes me happy about the future...oh, hell, no it doesn't, because Josh is going home. But in any case I love that they work so well together, because they are the secret bitchers that only talk shit in interviews (or, in Josh's case, once a broom is involved), and with whom I think I've been 100\% in agreement with the entire show, in terms of sentiment. James tells us that he is passionate about baseball -- Okay? -- and then calls this idea a "home run," which is charmingly queer, but he's also right, in terms of the actual idea. We'll talk later about execution. They vote on baseball (versus soccer and maybe other stuff we don't know about) and you see Marshawn and Adam very excited, and hear Jenthura give a strident "Aye!" as well.