Chapter 3 Jesus Christ MBA: Take Me Out To The Ball Game

          In early October, 2011 the Yankees were playing the Detroit Tigers at home for the American League  Eastern Division championship.  J.C. sat in the right field bleachers, wearing a Tigers cap along with his vested suit and sandals, drawing merciless taunts from Yankee fans.   Throughout the boo’s, J.C. sat patiently thinking:

         “Forgive them, Father, for they know not what they do .”

         “What’s with this dude?” yelled one disgruntled fan. “Where the hell did he come from?”

         “I don’t know,” yelled another.  “ But with that hair and beard it looks like freakin’ Johnny Damon is back, and he’s gone over to the dark side.  Booooooo !”

         Then, with the bases loaded,  the Yankees’ Robinson Canó hit a fly ball to center field.  At first, it looked like a routine out. But seeing a dramatic opportunity, J.C. stood up in the stands and began waiving his arms above his head.  Suddenly, the ball halted in mid-air, and began dancing around.  While the fans let out a collective gasp, the ball altered its trajectory, picked up speed and passed over the fence for a grand slam.  Bedlam erupted. The stadium cheered wildly.  J.C. climbed out of the stands, marched across the field and stood on second base,  raising his arms to his now adoring fans.

         Soon, a NYC police officer appeared and escorted J.C. off of the field.  While doing so, he exclaimed:

         “Sorry I’ve got to eject you, Buddy, but what’s the deal? You show up lookin’ like Johnny Damon, impersonating Jesus Christ; work some hocus pocus on Canó’s  homer; then  stand on second,  getting yourself tossed.  I mean, what the hell’s going on?”

         “Well, Officer, it’s complicated.  But can you think of a better way to announce a Second Coming?”

 

Views: 575

Reply to This

Replies to This Discussion

I‘m not a baseball fan, and didn‘t understand the „Johnny Damon joke“ but it did make me smile.

Reply to Discussion

RSS

Support Us

Did you know that QuakerQuaker is 100% reader supported? Our costs run to about $50/month. If you think this kind of outreach and conversation is important, please support it with a monthly subscription or one-time gift.

Latest Activity

Keith Saylor commented on Keith Saylor's blog post 'Online Version of William Rogers 1680 text "The Christian Quaker..."'
"Christonomy The 19 charges Henry Pickworth published against the early Quaker leadershipin under…"
7th day (Sat)
Chris Holmes updated their profile
6th day (Fri)
Forrest Curo replied to Forrest Curo's discussion 'Why Has It Needed To Be Like This?'
"Meditating/praying about this tonight, I felt a strong reminder of what I'd been neglecting in…"
1st month 23
Jan Michael replied to Forrest Curo's discussion 'Why Has It Needed To Be Like This?'
"We could speculate why god set things up this way but I suspect the complete understanding lies…"
1st month 23
Forrest Curo replied to Forrest Curo's discussion 'Why Has It Needed To Be Like This?'
"I'm glad I asked! Rami Shapiro is goodfolks; I liked his piece in a collection re Jewish takes…"
1st month 23
Jan Michael replied to Forrest Curo's discussion 'Why Has It Needed To Be Like This?'
"It seems to be a common, shared experience that although we may believe in a Spirit behind physical…"
1st month 22
William R Martin updated their profile
1st month 20
Forrest Curo replied to Forrest Curo's discussion 'Why Has It Needed To Be Like This?'
"I haven't ignored your response; but I've had some trouble finding "how to respond…"
1st month 18

© 2023   Created by QuakerQuaker.   Powered by

Badges  |  Report an Issue  |  Terms of Service