At church today, the sermon was on Genesis 11 and how God confused people’s languages at the tower of Babel. Our pastor told us about someone who translated “Take Me Out to the Ballgame” from English to German and back to English. Here is what it said. (Narrate this in your mind in the voice of Arnold Schwarzenegger.)

Execute me to the ball play
Execute me with the masses
Buy me certain groundnuts and crackerstackfusig
I’m not interested if I never receive back

Let me root, root, root for the main team
If they do not win, it is dishonor
For there are one, two, three impacts on you
at the old ball play

Let this be a cautionary tale: If you are ever in Germany, and someone asks you to go to a baseball game, stay far, far away!