"Father," said Paddy, shuffling his feet, "I know I said I'd be at Mass, but tonight the Yankees start the playoffs. You know I've been a lifelong fan... I just have to watch the game on TV."
"Paddy, but that's what VCRs are for," replied the priest.
Paddy beamed. "Oh, really now? I didn't know you could record Mass."
Funny short joke