The Baseball Game! was the June 2020 Article of the Month.
All of the SML characters play baseball!
The video starts with Jeffy making noises and spanking his diaper. He groans, and smacks his diaper some more when he tends to smack his diaper very hard. Mario tells him to stop, but Rosalina tells Mario that Jeffy is having fun. Mario thinks that Jeffy is being annoying so he bets Jeffy a dollar that he can't stop doing it for 30 seconds. Jeffy breaks it before the thirty seconds and Goodman shows up at Mario's door. Thankfully for Mario, Goodman does not want money. In fact, he's hosting a charity baseball game so that he doesn't need to give the money to the IRS.
The game is kids versus adults and lasts one winning, with the kids as the batters and the adults as the fielders to start.
| Pitcher: Brooklyn Guy | Batter: Joseph | Catcher: Shrek |
Joseph is hitting the ball and Hansel catches it in his mouth.
| New Batter: Junior |
Junior hits it then Karen gets the ball and throws it to first base. Junior makes it to first base before Tyrone catches the ball and Junior realized he could have kept running.
| New Batter: Cody |
Brooklyn Guy hits Cody in the face. Junior gets to go to second base. Cody also gets to go to first base, as per the rules, although this is not mentioned or shown on-screen.
| New Batter: Jeffy |
Jeffy hits the ball and scores a home run. With Cody and Junior already on their bases, the kids get 3 runs.
| New Batter: Scooter |
Scooter holds the bat the wrong way but hits the ball when it randomly becomes right-side up. Scooter hits Brooklyn Guy in the face. Scooter doesn't run and Tyrone catches it.
| New Batter: Ken |
As Ken is only a doll and thus can't hit balls, he ends up getting three strikes.
| Pitcher: Jeffy | Batter: Brooklyn Guy | Catcher: Scooter |
Brooklyn Guy gets a strike and calls half time.
The adults discuss how to win the game. Scooter shows up but is kicked out. They need to get four runs. They decide to wait until dark to play, as they think the sun in their eyes is giving them a disadvantage since the kids' eyes aren't as aged.
Brooklyn Guy ignores his previous strike & gets three strikes but still tries again and hits it. He chases after the ball, stopping Junior. Cody gets the ball and throws it to Ken. Joseph gets the ball and unsuccessfully passes it to Toad. Brooklyn Guy gets a run.
| New Batter: Mario |
Mario hits it and Toad catches it.
| New Batter: Karen/Sharon |
Karen/Sharon gets three strikes.
| New Batter: Tyrone |
Tyrone hits the ball and it hits over the side.
| New Batter: Hansel |
Hansel gets two strikes and finally hits it. Joseph catches it.
The kids win.
The kids celebrate winning while the adults are mad because they lost. Goodman talks to the camera about the results and mentions that the kids win $1,000,000.
Mario is crying about losing while Rosalina comforts him. Then Jeffy comes in, happy about winning money. When asked what he did with his part of the million dollars, Jeffy mentions he gave it to charity. When asked which charity, he revealed that charity is his bank account, so Jeffy actually deposited his money into his bank account. The SML question/outro then appears, cutting off Mario's reaction and ending the video. But then, there is footage of the BTS when Logan gets hit in the head with a baseball when Mario is hitting the ball.
- Brooklyn T. Guy
- Mr. Goodman
- Bowser Junior
- This is the first appearance of Toad and Shrek in 2020 and their first appearances since "Bowser Junior's Playtime 6" and "Black Yoshi's Chicken Sandwich!" respectively.
- This is also Toad’s first appearance on SuperBowserLogan and Toad's first appearance in a year, and his first appearance since "Bowser Junior's Playtime 6".
- This marks Chris' first return to filming without the need for a virtual device nor social distancing, thus marking the first time Cody and Brooklyn Guy physically appear in a video outside of FaceTime since "Jeffy Goes to Disney World!" and "Jeffy Goes Bowling!" respectively. However, because he is wearing a face mask due to the cough cough. Cody, Judy, and Brooklyn T. Guy's voices are noticeably muffled.
- however after this episode Chris returned to only playing his characters on facetime this could be due to the levels of the Coronavirus starting to increase again in Pensacola
- This episode was uploaded 3 years after "Stuck!", and 5 years after "Bowser Junior's World Record!".
- This video possibly confirms that Toad and Junior did not end their friendship.
- In the Behind the Scenes for this video on Lance's channel, Bowser, Chef Pee Pee, Screwball, Jackie Chu, Patrick, Drawing Jeffy and Craig the devil were seen on a table, meaning they had possible planned appearances that were canceled at the very last minute, most likely for preventing the video from dragging on too long past the 10-minute mark.
- Therefore, despite the video saying "All the SML characters play baseball!", many characters in SML do not appear in this video such as Black Yoshi, Bully Bill, Jackie Chu, Margaret, Luigi, Tony The Tiger, Principal Steinbeck, Harold, Patrick, Benjamin Franklin Goodman, Felipe, Simmons, Bowser, Chef PeePee,D-Money Junior, Feebee Jacques Pierre François, Jamal
- This video is similar to "The Big Thanksgiving", "The Costume Contest!" and "The Golden Egg!" as it is about a lot of characters coming together (in the latter two's case, it is similar because The Costume Contest! and The Golden Egg! involve a competition.
- This video marks the first time Goodman donates his money to charity.
- Logan was hit in the head with a baseball during the filming of this video. However, he wasn't severely injured so there was no need for medical services.
- This video is Scooter's 4th appearance in 2020.
- The stadium used for filming this episode was Admiral Fetterman Field. It is home to the Pensacola Blue Wahoos Minor League baseball team and the West Florida Argonauts NCAA football team.
- Mr. Peacock, who is a character Lance got in Fan Mail #23, can be seen in the back of Lance's car In BTS#1
- This video has gotten a lot of praise from fans due to its creative/unique atmosphere and the location changed to an actual baseball field.
- If looked closely, Scooter is seen completely barefoot.
- It is presumed that the titular game was broadcasted on television in the SML world.
- This is the first time Mario was defeated in a game. This is also the first time he loses as he plays as an antagonistic role.
- It is possibly confirms that Mario beat Jeffy off-screen for giving the money for charity.
- But it was later confirmed in the second BTS video that after Jeffy said he put his half in his bank account, Mario continued crying.
- There are many instances in this video where the crew's face and/or body can be seen:
- When Ken batted, his first two pitches to him were miscalled "strikes" when they were balls. So his real ball-strike ratio is 2-1.
- When Scooter was up for pitching, he's holding the bat upside down, but when he hits the ball, he's holding the bat the right way. When the camera goes back to him, the bat is upside down again.
- Brooklyn Guy is shown wearing his doctor outfit in the thumbnail but in the actual video, he wears his normal black shirt instead. However, Karen is still wearing a doctor outfit from her previous appearance in "Bowser Junior's Wings!"