While Steve's acting during his friend's role playing games is a hit, Stan belittles him for not playing real games such as baseball, and even his attempt to create a fantasy baseball game fails. As he goes for a walk with the guys and tries to figure out how to make his dad happy, a fly ball from a nearby game lands near him. The umpire calls for him to toss it back, but he fails miserably. As the umpire tries to shag after the ball himself, he is struck by a passing truck. With the teams desperate for a replacement umpire, they accept Steve, who had studied baseball rules to incorporate them into the fantasy games.
Steve's acting antics quickly creep into the games and people start coming in droves to see him, rather than the game itself. In a desperate move to increase attendance at games, Steve is taken into the major leagues and promoted to deputy commissioner of rule development, much to Stan's horror as this gives him the power to radically change the game. Steve implements various fantasy elements into the game, including actual wild animals, samurai, flames and such, but notices that while sons are bonding with their fathers, he has not. He finds Stan trying to role play a game of baseball as he knows it on the game that Steve created, but failing due to a lack of imagination. While they bond as Steve tries to help him, the conditions at the game have gone out of control among the players and crowd.
Meanwhile, Roger and Francine's favorite soap opera, Sex Hospital, is taken off the air, leaving her without her drama. Keying in on 'drama,' Roger sets up an argument between Jeff and Hayley for Francine, but she refuses to buy into their story as 'real.' Relying on notes that she made, he then tries to set up a torrid affair between Klaus and a pregnant woman, with Buckle being his abandoned son AND is given only a week to live by a doctor. However, Francine still dismisses it as unbelievable, with Klaus being a talking fish that doesn't completely need to be submerged in water to survive. Going for broke, Roger sets up the entire neighborhood, and Francine still considers it as predictable, until he is arrested for the stunts. While she has finally been satisfied, he tries to escape arrest but crashes into the first of a string of semen trucks.