If you’re not a fan of Cartoon Network’s Uncle Grandpa, need a little more baseball to fill the time between league championship series, or just want to see some players (albeit in animated form) whose 2016 seasons have finished, you might want to tune in for the show’s World Series special this coming Saturday, Oct. 22 at 12:15 p.m. ET.

Unfamiliar with Uncle Grandpa? The cartoon recently finished its fourth season on Cartoon Network, and has been renewed for a fifth and final season. But the title character is the magical uncle and grandpa for everyone on Earth, kid and adult. He travels around the world to help people who need help with a problem, often through strange scenarios and adventures. For example, enlisting the help of MLB All-Stars to help a struggling Little League team.

Appearing on Uncle Grandpa‘s World Series special will be New York Mets pitcher Noah Syndergaard, Boston Red Sox pitcher David Price, Houston Astros second baseman Jose Altuve, Baltimore Orioles center fielder Adam Jones and Tampa Bay Rays pitcher Chris Archer. That’s a pretty damn good squad to provide teaching and inspiration. (Though it would probably help more if those guys could somehow pass for Little Leaguers and get into uniform.)

Take a look at a clip from the show:

Yes, those are the real MLB players voicing their animated incarnations. Show creator Pete Browngardt told For The Win that he recorded their lines over the phone during spring training. Also, the entire endeavor had the approval of MLB, allowing Uncle Grandpa to use official team names and logos. (You’re not special anymore, Pitch!)

Just a thought, but hopefully the major leaguers get the Little Leaguers to change their team name from “Losers.” That doesn’t exactly inspire confidence and is sort of a self-fulfilling prophecy. But maybe it doesn’t matter if you have magical cornstalks with an omnipotent voice, some of the best players in baseball providing instruction and Thor’s hammer. We’ll have to tune in to find out.

One last reminder: Uncle Grandpa‘s World Series special will broadcast on Cartoon Network Saturday, Oct. 22 at 12:15 p.m. ET.

[Entertainment Weekly]

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