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09 September 2005
  He's Wrong …
I Mean Really Wrong, on So Many Levels …

Still, I love Bob Waters and his latest attempt to gain sympathy for a team that will probably never gain the World Series. Bob's eisegesis leads him to proclaim that God is a Cubs fan.

Of course, God, as Ask the Pastor recently blogged, favors "the side with the best artillery." This cannot be the popgun-packing Little Bears.

All of his arguing that the Cubs truly live out a "theology of the cross" is only so much buncombe: It parallels the (satin-lined) hair shirt of false humility with which Cub fans are wont to cloak themselves.

To quote noted philosopher Lawrence Tureaud, "I pity the fool!"
 
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Hey, Aardvark- maybe you guys with the big guns can even win a series from the team with "popguns" like Ramirez and Lee and Garciapparra and Prior and Wood and Zambrano some day!

I must say, though... a theology of glory does not become you!
 
The "team that will probably never gain the World Series" has won it twice, and played in it many times:

League Championship Series
1984: Padres 3, Cubs 2 ***

World Series
1945: Tigers 4, Cubs 3
1938: Yankees 4, Cubs 0
1935: Tigers 4, Cubs 2
1932: Yankees 4, Cubs 0
1929: A's 4, Cubs 1
1918: Red Sox 4, Cubs 2
1910: Athletics 4, Cubs 1
1908: Cubs 4, Tigers 1
1907: Cubs 4, Tigers 0
1906: White Sox 4, Cubs 2

*** In 1984, the Cubs should have played in the World Series. The north-suburban-Chicago born, but California-raised "traitor" Peter Ueberroth took home field advantage from the Cubs, even though their record was better than the San Diego Padres because Wrigley Field had no lights. The home team won every game, giving the league championship to the Padres.

- Webcritter, the 3rd-generation Cubs fan.
 
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