Hu’s On First
This is a picture of Taiwanese-born Chin-lung Hu standing on first base. Mr. Hu played Major League Baseball in the U.S. from 2007-2011. If Americans were describing the action of this game, they would say, “Hu’s on first.”
What’s So Funny?
There is a famous comedy routine from the 1940s by the American duo of Bud Abbott and Lou Costello. It is called Who’s On First? Most Americans who follow baseball know (and love!) this routine. It is very clever and very funny. We talked about it in one of our early shows. In a nutshell, the six-minute routine deals with miscommunication about a player (named Who) who is playing the first base position. Costello asks “Who’s on first?” and Abbott replies, “Yes,” which confuses Costello.