The coach for the little league team had not yet learned the names of all the players, so he called them by the numbers on their uniforms. He yelled, “Number 5, your time to bat,” and Jeff came to the plate to hit. He yelled, “Number 7,” and Steve jumped up.

Then he yelled, “Number one,” but no one got up. Again he called out, “Number one.” Still no one emerged from the dugout. The umpire was getting annoyed at the delay, so the coach yelled out, “Who’s number one?” The entire team responded, “We are, coach. We are!”

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