This is pretty freaky. It appears as though The Simpsons knew the St. Louis Cardinals would get caught hacking all along. In this episode “Brother’s Little Helper,” Bart Simpson takes behavioral medicine after repeatedly acting out at school. As a result, he turns into a paranoid conspiracy theorist and believes Major League Baseball is spying on his town using satellites.
His theory turns out to be true, after he shoots down an MLB satellite towards the end of the episode. The Cardinals’ Mark McGwire appears and informs the town that Major League Baseball was spying on them “pretty much around the clock.”
Then, he socks a few dingers. People love dingers.
[Source: Bobs Blitz]