When Ray and Don were young they played professional baseball together for the Boston Braves. Ray was a pitcher and Don was his catcher. After they retired from the game they remained best friends for years and were both still alive well into their 90's…
When Don suddenly fell deathly ill Ray immediately went to visit him on his deathbed.
They were reminiscing about their longstanding friendship and the many baseball games in which they were battery mates when Ray said to his friend the catcher, "Listen Don, when you die, do me a favor, I want to know if there's baseball in Heaven. Can you give me some sort of sign so I'll know for sure?"
Don responded, "Ray, we've been best friends for what seems like a lifetime. For years I flashed signs to you from behind the plate. So yeah, I'll do that for you."
The following morning Don's condition took a turn for the worst and later in the day he passed on…
A few months later, while Ray was sound asleep he was awakened by the sound of his friend's voice, "Ray, I've got some good news and some bad news. The good news is there's baseball in heaven…"
"What's the bad news, Don?" Ray asked in an uncertain tone.
"You're pitching on Saturday…"
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