Two buddies, John and Jeff, happened to be two of the biggest baseball fans in America. For their entire adult lives, John and Jeff discussed baseball history in the winter and stufied over every box score during the season. They went to a hundred 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, John passed away in his sleep after watching the Mets victory earlier in the evening. He died happy. A few nights later, his buddy Jeff awoke to the sound of John’s voice from beyond. “John is that you?” Jeff asked.
“Of course it me,” John replied.
“This is unbelievable!” Jeff exclaimed. “So tell me, is there baseball in heaven?”
“Well, I have some good news and some bad news. 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, Jeff.”
“Oh, that’s great! So what’s the bad news?” You’re pitching tomorrow night.”