| | Another Good Huntin' Joke
Here's a hunting one for you guys who remember 3 great Yankees players:
Back when Mickey Mantle, Whitey Ford and Billy Martin played for the Yankees, they were always getting into some sort of trouble. They played and drank together, and carried on everywhere. Except when it came to hunting. Every year Mickey and Whitey would fly down to Texas, then drive another 200 or so miles til they got to the property of an old rancher where they would hunt whitetails. This situation bothered Billy.
One year, Billy said, "Hey, guys, we do everything together. How about inviting me to hunt deer with you next time you go?" Well, Mickey and Whitey had no idea that Billy was interested in hunting, so they said, "Sure!"
Next hunting season, they all flew down to Texas and drove to the ranch. As they were approaching the ranch, Mickey noticed that Billy was sleeping in the back seat, so when they arrived, just he and Whitey got out and went up to the rancher's door.
After greeting each other, the rancher said he needed to ask them for a favor. At which point, he told them that he had an old mule who was dying. The mule was in some pain, but the rancher just couldn't bring himself to shoot the mule which he had had for so many years. He asked Mickey if he would shoot the mule for him.
At first, Mickey refused. He said that he felt funny shooting a domestic animal that was just standing in the front yard with a few cattle. But after discussing it with Whitey, who reminded him that the rancher had been very hospitable over the years by letting them hunt on his ranch, Mickey finally agreed.
Always on the lookout for playing tricks each other, on the way back to the car, Mickey thought of a great joke to play on Billy who was still asleep in the back seat.
As soon as Mickey and Whitey got into the front seat, Mickey woke up Billy by yelling and swearing and complaining about how the rancher had told them that they couldn't hunt on the ranch anymore. "We flew all the way down here, rented this car and drove 200 miles on this dusty, bumpy road, and this guy won't let us hunt! I'm gonna fix this guy! Since he won't let us hunt deer, I'm gonna kill his mule!" and with that, Mickey grabbed his rifle and shot the mule dead, right between the eyes.
Before Mickey and Whitey even had a chance to start laughing, they heard four shots from the back seat, after which Billy said, "Yeah, and I got four of his cows!"