After the All-Star Break

Q: How is a good baseball game like good pancakes?
A: They both need a good batter!

Explanation: And…we’re back with a rerun!

The baseball season in the United States and Canada is half done, so a baseball joke seemed appropriate.  In baseball, the person who has the bat and is ready to hit the baseball is called the batter (in the sport of cricket, too).  A good batter is able to hit the ball that is pitched, usually at 80 miles per hour or more.  That’s fast, and hard to hit! And remember, if a player is able to get a hit 3 out of every 10 pitches, that is considered good.

As for pancakes, well, a good pancake starts with good batter.  Batter is the liquid mix that you put on the griddle or in the frying pan to make pancakes.  There are lots of recipes for pancakes, like this one.

This joke is funny because it plays with two meanings of the word batter: Someone who hits the ball in baseball, and the thick liquid that you mix together to make pancakes.

Pancakes and crepes are not the same, but they are similar.  Here is and old video of Julia Child making crepes:

About stfleming

Reader, writer, teacher, thinker and dreamer. Lector, escritor, profesor, pensador y soñador. I teach in Lima, Peru. Enseño en Lima, Peru.
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