Two buddies, Bob and Earl, were two of the biggest baseball fans in
America. Their entire adult lives, Bob and Earl discussed baseball
history in the winter, and they pored over every box score during the
season. They went to 60 games a year. They even agreed that whoever
died first would try to come back and tell the other if there was
baseball in heaven. One summer night, Bob passed away
in his sleep after watching the Yankee victory earlier in the evening.
He died happy. A few nights later, his buddy Earl awoke to the sound
of Bobs voice from beyond.
Bob, is that you? Earl asked.
Of course it me, Bob replied.
This is unbelievable! Earl exclaimed. So tell me, is there
baseball in heaven?
Well, I have some good news and some bad news for you. Which do you
want to hear first?
Tell me the good news first.
Well, the good news is that yes, there is baseball in heaven, Earl.
Oh, that is wonderful! So what could possibly be the bad news?
Youre pitching tomorrow night.