The Failed Mayan End of the World Prediction and the Chicago Cubs

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The Mayan Calendar: Note the Disgusted Cubs Fan in the Center

I woke up this morning and what did I see? I saw a world that was still in existence. The sun was shining, and the dog yawning and I knew that it was going to be a good day for the world had not ended.

Not that I believed it would as the Chicago Cubs did not win the World Series. But there were believers who now that the end of the world has come and gone are left asking themselves why, kind of like the Jehovah’s Witnesses do every couple of decades, or those of more extreme millennial Christian viewpoints. Last year a preacher named Harold Camping was predicting that Jesus would come back on on May 21st 201, it was his second swing and a miss which led him to apologize. But he is not alone, there have been over 100 predictions of Jesus’ return since I have been alive that have fizzled as well as plenty by others ranging from New Agers to Death Cults.

So the world didn’t end but the shills that predicted it to certainly made some fast cash which since the world did not end they can now spend on themselves.

That being said I do have a theory that explains the whole metaphysical side of this.

I believe that the Mayan seer that carved out the great Mayan calendar was probably probably a very early, like before they existed Chicago Cubs fan.

From my cursory knowledge of the universe and end times prophecy it is the only explanation. I believe that the soul that worked his ass off carving this masterpiece did so based on the erroneous proposition, that the world was based on the 154 game baseball season of 1908, when the Cubs last won the World Series and that he did not foresee the 162 game season or the baseball strike of 1994-95.

Like any real seer he had no real ideal what he was seering about and to use a biblical term “saw through a glass darkly.” In other words he really didn’t know exactly what he was predicting and in his limited way did the best that he could. Instead he had to rely on interpreters that neither knew him or his world to understand and publicize his carvings.

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The End of the World in 1908

I do think that the Mayan calendar carver looked deep into the future and saw the end of the world. However the end of the world that he saw occurred on the afternoon of October 14th 1908 when the Cubs defeated the Detroit Tigers to win the World Series a point in history where the world as we knew it ended and a new world began. Yes he saw the end of the world in a sense, but not as those that profited off of his work have over the past few years.

I believe that when he looked into the future and he assumed that the universe was based on the 154 game season. He did not anticipate the 162 game season, which if he had he would have known that as we know it ended on October 14th 1908 when the Cubs defeated the Detroit Tigers to win the World Series.

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Yes my friends, even the end of the world does come down to baseball and in particular the Chicago Cubs.

Peace

Padre Steve+

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4 responses to “The Failed Mayan End of the World Prediction and the Chicago Cubs

  1. You know, I would like to yell at you for all the insults to the Cubs. I would like to chew you out ROYALLY for trying to trivialize the pain of that rugged band we call Cubs fans. I would like to cuss you out, pal!
    But I’m laughing too hard! 😀
    By the by, I think I sat next to that guy at the center of your picture, at a game one time. Rude dude. Wouldn’t even buy me a beer! 😉
    Besides, as the current popular saying goes, “If the Mayans were so good at predicting things, there’d be more Mayans!”.

  2. The Mayans had their own game where the loser would be sacrificed. In baseball there’s the sacrifice fly, in The Mayan’s sport they just threw the losing captain into the volcano. Wonder why this sport died out? And, have you ever read W.P. Kinsella’s: Last Pennant Before Armageddon? You’d get a kick outta it. Great post!

    • padresteve

      Thanks for the comments. I actually thought about mentioning the Mayan “sacrifice fly.” Can you imagine if Bobby Valentine had been the skipper of a Mayan team? I have not read that particular Kinsella article that you mentioned but did read his “Iowa Baseball Confederacy” which had a great end of the world type setting…

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