That’s What Happens When You Let Owls Play Baseball
Abbott and Costello were a little before my time, but I grew up watching their old movies, and they still make me laugh today (OK, I’m easily entertained).
I have a very slight personal connection to the routine. I grew up in Cooperstown, NY, which is home to the Baseball Hall Of Fame. A gold record of Who’s On First? was added to the Hall Of Fame Museum in 1956. Am I in the Hall Of Fame myself? No– but
I should be. : )
Here’s a closeup of the Abbott and Costello caricatures.
Here’s the famous routine itself.
You don’t really need to understand the American game of baseball to enjoy the routine. All you need to know is this:
Each team has nine players, and they play these nine fielding positions: first base, second base, third base, pitcher, catcher, left field, center field, right field, and shortstop.
1. Are you an Abbott and Costello fan?
2. Do you have a favorite comedy routine or skit? (e.g., Monty Python doing “Spam”)
3. Ever visited the Baseball Hall Of Fame in Cooperstown, NY, USA?
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