The Umpire Plates at the Cosmic Baseball Association
A stranger comes up to the team's manager and requests a free pass to the day's ballgame.|
The manager asks, "Why should I give you a pass?"
The stranger replies, "Because I'm a friend of the umpire."
With a smirk on his face the manager says to the stranger, "You're a blasted liar. No umpire ever had a friend."