On a tour of Florida, the Pope took a couple of days off to visit the coast
for some sightseeing. He was cruising along the beach in the Popemobile when
there was a frantic commotion just off shore. A helpless man, wearing a
Marlins jersey, was struggling frantically to free himself from the jaws of a
As the Pope watched, horrified, a speedboat came racing up with three men
wearing New York Yankee jerseys aboard. One quickly fired a harpoon into the
shark's side. The other two reached out and pulled the bleeding, semi-conscious
Marlin fan from the water. Then using baseball bats (autographed by Derek
Jeter), the three heroes in blue beat the
shark to death and hauled it into the boat.
Immediately the Pope shouted and summoned them to the beach. "I give you my
blessing for your brave actions," he told them. "I heard that there was some
bitter hatred between Marlin and Yankee fans, but now I have seen with my own
eyes that this is not the truth."
As the Pope drove off, the harpooner asked his buddies, "Who was that?" "It
was the Pope," one replied. "He is in direct contact with God and has access
to all of God's wisdom."
"Well," the harpooner said, "he may have access to God's wisdom, but he
doesn't know s**t about shark fishing. How's the bait holding up?"