There were two friends who were both big fans of American baseball for their entire lives. They always talked and would discuss anything that concerned baseball. They went to every baseball game possible, year-round, and they said to each other that whoever died first would try to come back and tell the other if there was baseball in Heaven. One summer night, one of the two friends passed away (after watching a baseball game, of course). So he died a happy man.
A few nights later, his friend Bob heard a voice from beyond, saying, "It's your friend!" And Bob said, "John, is that you?" "Of course it's me!"John replied. "That's unbelievable!" Bob exclaimed. "So tell me, is there baseball in Heaven?" And John said, "Well, I have some good news and some bad news. Which do you want to hear first?" "Tell me the good news first." "OK. The good news is that, yes, there is baseball in Heaven." Bob said, "Wow, that's wonderful! So what could possibly be the bad news?" "Well, the bad news is that you are pitching tomorrow night!"