Two buddies, John and Bill were two of the biggest baseball fans in America. Their entire adult lives, John and Bill 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, John passed away in his sleep after watching his team’s victory earlier in the evening.
He died a happy man.
Several nights later, Bill awoke to the sound of John’s voice from beyond.
“John, is that you?” Bill asked.
“Of course it’s me,” John replied.
“This is unbelievable!” Bill exclaimed. “So tell me: is there baseball in heaven?”
“Well, I have good news and 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, Bill.”
“Oh, that is wonderful! So what could possibly be the bad news, John?”
“You’re pitching tomorrow night.”