The Umpire Plates at the Cosmic Baseball Association

A stranger comes up to the team's manager and requests a free pass to the day's ballgame.

The manager asks, "Why should I give you a pass?"

The stranger replies, "Because I'm a friend of the umpire."

With a smirk on his face the manager says to the stranger, "You're a blasted liar. No umpire ever had a friend."