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David Simon Uses the NY Yankees to Prove There is No God

David Simon, co-creator of “The Wire,” has an article in Sports Illustrated on his team, the Baltimore Orioles, and its chance of making the postseason this year. Any fan of any franchise that hasn't done well in, say, the last 30 years, will identify. 

But this is the quote that had me nodding my head. Simon is writing about how the O's might win because anything can happen in an infinite universe. Then he asks, “How do we know this?”

Well, for one thing, there is no God. There is only science. If there were a God, he would be—as evidenced by all of modern baseball history—a devoted fan of the Yankees. And God, at least the Judeo-Christian version of Him rather than the Aristotelian unmoved mover, is said to be good. Ergo, there is no God.

Of course, Douglass Wallop had an alternative theory on Yankee domination.

Jeter and Rivera with the Yankees 27th World Series trophy, 2009

Jeter and Rivera celebrate another triumph in a godless universe, 2009.

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Posted at 07:23 AM on Sat. Aug 09, 2014 in category Yankees Suck  


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