Great Moments in Hack Jokes Written About Baseball

Today’s installment of Great Moments in Hack Jokes Written About Baseball comes from comedian and current Branson, MO resident, Yakov Smirnoff.

The following two passages are from his seminal work, America on Six Rubles a Day.

 

I am still amazed every time I hear on the radio that a player has managed to catch several “fly balls.” How do they see those little things? (This explains why they all wear gloves.)

Some of the most confusing phrases are in the rules of the game itself. For example, they say, “If you have four balls, you walk.” Of course you walk. How are you to run with four balls? You walk proud!

 

This has been Great Moments in Hack Jokes Written About Baseball.

(h/t to my friend Ryan, who discovered this book and promptly gifted it to me)




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David G. Temple is the Managing Editor of TechGraphs and a contributor to FanGraphs, NotGraphs and The Hardball Times. He hosts the award-eligible podcast Stealing Home. Dayn Perry once called him a "Bible Made of Lasers." Follow him on Twitter @davidgtemple.


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Illinois glass M. Michael Sheets

In Soviet Russia, car drives you.

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Mitt Romney says he likes to be able to fire his insurance company, but in the United States the insurance company fires you!

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Well-Beered Englishman

My parents had this book all through my childhood. They may still have it on a shelf upstairs.

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well played.

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I almost searched ‘fly genitalia’ for this comment, but on second thought, thank would not be the best idea.

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I never understand why viewer must stand by television during baseball rain delay – why not remain seated, change channel, and watch different program until rain stop?

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Yakov Smirnoff=Genius. That is all.

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