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A New Heresy and Sect Discovered

posted by xscot mcknight

Recently, but only very recently, a new sect and heresy have been discovered. This group, evidently confined nearly entirely to Chicago but numbering in the hundreds of thousands, has managed to keep itself under wraps for all authorities. Who are they?
They have just recently, and only to one reporter or two, made their official names public. Formerly they were called Cub fans but they are now known by their real name: Parousiacs. They evidently are consumed with the conviction that someday, somehow, and maybe soon, very soon, they are going to see the return of greatness to Wrigley Field with playoff victories and the reacquisition of the World Series title.
Sadly, by making themselves public they are now being assaulted by the skeptics who claim that the entire predestined glory for Chicago sports teams was completely spent on the Chicago Bulls and that one distant-memoried year on the Chicago Bears.
This is the law of the Medes and Persians.



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Bob Robinson

posted September 14, 2005 at 9:00 pm


I’m afraid that some believe that the World Series pennant was raptured away from Chicago some time ago…
Others beleive that Cubs fans simply don’t realize that they live in a Preterist baseball world–where all their hopes have already been fulfilled (in 1908).



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Lukas McKnight

posted September 14, 2005 at 10:45 pm


Faith and hope-great virtues in Christendom AND Cub-dom (I made that up).
All this comes from a man (Scot) that lead me to be a Cub fan by his obsession with baseball and the Cubs. Now, I’m involved in the game way more than he is, and by chance, it’s with the Cubs!!! And now he talks as though he’s not among us!
But expect great things next year…



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Scot McKnight

posted September 14, 2005 at 10:55 pm


Oh, I remain a Cub fan, but I’m not in the Parousiac sect. I just happen to think they are not doing well, and the idea we should wait until next year is getting old.



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Kerry Doyal

posted September 15, 2005 at 8:58 am


“…and the idea we should wait until next year is getting old.”
GETTING OLD!? I love it.
Humbly thyself & head to the Southside, where they do not rely on Yuppies, Ivy & tradition. It is a place where complacency is not tolerated – unlike the fat & friendly confines where one can excuse the game played due to the venue, the atmosphere, the history.
If a team speaks of the ethos of the City of Big Shoulders, it ain’t in Wrigleyville. Its those no name Sox.
Believe it or not, I am a National League man. I would love for the Cubbies to do it. Yet, in my 13 years in Chi-land, I got sick of their favored status despite what seemed upper office complacency. When you know you will sell 33,000 tickets no matter what . . .



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Scot McKnight

posted September 15, 2005 at 9:49 am


When the White Sox let their pitchers bat, I’ll consider the game they play “baseball.” Until then, they are playing something for the media: let’s call it hitball. No savvy, no strategy, just put hitters to the plate and keep everyone entertained. It is a sad departure, on the level of Bic pens, from the real thing.
The World Series, for me, is the NLPS. After that, we have an exhibition season for winners of baseball and the winners of hitball.



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Clay Knick

posted September 15, 2005 at 9:45 pm


There are others who believe that the Braves will
actually win another World Series.



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Kerry Doyal

posted September 15, 2005 at 10:53 pm


If the NLPS is the World Series – as it is in McKnightville- the Braves have won MULTIPLE World Series.
For me, when the Series is over, it is the first day of Winter, which ends the first day of Spring Training.



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