Two great buddies, Tommy and Fred, were two of the biggest baseball fans in the USA.
Their entire adult lives, Tommy and Fred 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 something they always wanted to know: Is there baseball in heaven?
One summer night, Tommy passed away in his sleep after watching the Yankee victory earlier in the evening. He died happy. A few nights later, his buddy Fred awoke to the sound of Tommy’s voice from Glory.
“Tommy! Tommy, is that you?” Fred asked.
“Of course it me,” Tommy replied.
“This is incredible!” Fred exclaimed. “OK. So I know why you’re here. 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, Fred.”
“Oh, that is wonderful! So what could possibly be the bad news?”
“You’re pitching tomorrow night.”