Wednesday, December 17, 2008

"Baseball....been berry, berry gooood to me"

A Detroit Tigers scout flies to Baghdad to watch a young Iraqi play baseball and is suitably impressed and arranges for him to come over to the states to pitch for the Tigers.

Two weeks later the Tigers are in a close game with the Indians. The manager gives the young Iraqi reliever the nod and in he goes. The kid is a sensation, he strikes out everyone he faces for the rest of the game and wins it for the Tigers! The fans are delighted, the players and coaches are delighted and the media loves the new star. When the player comes off the field he phones his mom to tell her about his first day in the Majors. "Hello mum, guess what?" he says in an Iraqi accent. "I played for three innings today, I was called from the bullpen with the bases loaded but I struck out everyone I faced , and we won. Everybody loves me, the fans, the media, they all love me."

"Wonderful," says his mom, "Let me tell you about my day. Your father got shot in the street and robbed, your sister and I were ambushed, fondled and beaten and your brother has joined a gang of looters, and all the while you were having such a great time."

The young lad is very upset. "What can I say, Mum, but that I am sorry".

"Sorry! You should be sorry. It's your fault that we all moved here to Detroit in the first place."


FLHX_Dave said...

Funny, heh. I can't remember where I saw it but there was some investigative reporter that was asking some Iraqi woman why she was still subjected to walking several paces behind her husband. The woman just looked at her and said, "landmines".

Allen Madding said...

After two weeks in Detroit, this is REALLY funny to me.

"Baseball been beryy berry good to Petey Rose" - SNL

Big Daddy said...

Great joke.
unfortunately it's funny because it's too close to true.

Willy D said...

As long as we keep recycling the same politicians, and you have "Misery Ministers" like Jesse Jackson and Al Sharpton talking sh*t and trying to sue everyone, the inner cities will never change.

Not to mention our totally dumb ass war on drugs.

Mr. Motorcycle said...

OUCH! Truth hurts.