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Here’s How It Would Look If Francisco Liriano Pitched To Spongebob Squarepants

It looks to me like Francisco Liriano just gave up a moon shot to Spongebob. I can see that.

Apologies for the second blatantly homeristic Twins post of the day, but this one was far too bizarre to pass up. Michael Rand of RandBall fame was sent a press release from something called 2K Play. In it, they tout their upcoming video game release, Nicktoons MLB, and let’s just say, according to how they explain it, might be the best video game ever.

On to the press release:

Did you ever wonder what it would be like to watch Joe Nathan pitch against SpongeBob SquarePants? With 2K Play’s upcoming Nicktoons MLB video game, Twins fans will wonder no more. The attached screenshot proves it! Available next week on Tuesday, September 13th for Xbox 360 with support for Kinect, Wii and Nintendo DS, Nicktoons MLB is rated E for “Everyone,” so it’s perfect for each and every Twins family to enjoy together.

The game allows fans to spice up the Twins lineup like never before by adding beloved Nickelodeon Nicktoons characters like SpongeBob SquarePants and Dudley Puppy to a roster of real-life Minnesota Twins players (and any of the other 29 MLB clubs should they choose). Set in iconic MLB stadiums as well as six outrageous Nicktoons-inspired stadiums, Nicktoons MLB gives all-new meaning to the phrase “one for the record books!” To see six of Minnesota’s finest in action alongside the animated all-stars.

Oh, the possibilities. For instance, slated for release on Nickelodeon sometime this year is the animated series, Kung Fu Panda: Legends of Awesomeness. So, theoretically, Kung Fu Panda Pablo Sandoval could take some mighty swings at pitches thrown by Kung Fu Panda. Strange times, indeed.

[additional screengrabs of Twins players interacting with Nicktoons characters can be found at RandBall]