Two elderly gentlemen, Abe and Sol, are sitting on a park
bench feeding pigeons and talking about baseball, like they
do every day.
Abe turns to Sol and says, "Do you think there's baseball
Sol thinks about it for a minute and replies, "I dunno. But
let's make a deal: if I die first, I'll come back and tell
you if there's baseball in heaven. If you die first, you do
They shake on it and sadly, a few months later, poor Abe
One day soon afterward, Sol is sitting there feeding the
pigeons by himself when he hears a voice whisper, "Sol...
Sol responds, "Abe! Is that you?"
"Yes, it is, Sol," whispers Abe's ghost.
Sol, still amazed, asks, "So, is there baseball in heaven?"
"Well," says Abe, "I've got good news and bad news."
"Gimme the good news first," says Sol.
Abe says, "Well... there is baseball in heaven."
Sol says, "That's great! What news could be bad enough to
Abe sighs and whispers, "You're pitching on Friday."