Wednesday, July 14, 2010

Take Me Out To The Ballgame!

There came a racket at the Pearly Gates,
He was rattling them,
St. Peter stood aside, then with a flourished bow, he let the man in.
"The team is in such disarray, can you fix it?"

"Who'd you got?"  The man asked.

"We've got Joe in Center with Willie and Mickey as relief, Ruth in the field, Lou is on first, Jackie's at second, Ted is out in the left, Josh is catcher, Leroy is pitcher, Honus is our shortstop, and Eddie is at 3rd.

We would have Ty but he plays for the other side."  St. Peter told the man as he directed him to the ballpark.  "It has gotten real bad.  The other side beats us every time."

The man looked at the assembled team.  "You've got some fine talent here.  Who's managing?"

"Your friend Billy."

The man walked up to Billy, pointed his finger at him and shouted:


Rest In Peace George Steinbrenner.  Baseball will never be the same!

Special kudos for those who can name the members of the baseball team.


Debbie said...

I'm not a baseball fan but he sounded like a good man and prayers go out to his family.

Right Truth

Maggie Thornton said...

I also am not a fan of baseball but I watched Steinbrenner, as he often made the news. He expected excellence. That's a fair expectation when you're cutting the checks

Chicago Ray said...

Good analogy as he was the 'original' "you're fired" man. His death will be a big hit financially to New York eventually as he revived the bronx bombers from Cub-like season after season.

He died on the perfect day though as there's no 'death taxes' on his estate which is pretty massive. His children lucked out ONLY in that sense OF course.