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Chicago Cubs and the number 108

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Posted: October 25, 2016, 12:36 am - IP Logged

From WGN

CHICAGO — It has been 108 years since the Cubs won the World Series and now it seems the number is following the team every where.

Grant DePorter, CEO, Harry Caray’s Restaurant Group and co-author of the 2008 book “Hoodoo: Unraveling the 100 Year Mystery of the Chicago Cubs,” has discovered a shocking list of “108” appearances, which could mean the 108-year-long World Series drought could be coming to an end.

“Everywhere you look, it’s 108. You just can’t get away from it,” DePorter has said to the countless fans who have marveled at this discovery.

Take a look at some the “108” examples:

  • It takes 108 outs to win the NLCS and 108 outs to win the World Series (27 outs per game x 4 games won = 108 outs).
  • AG Spalding, the Chicago Cubs’ first manager and owner of the Spalding Sporting Goods, wrote a rule into the National League’s first set of rules requiring teams to only use Spalding baseballs. His baseballs have 108 stitches. His office was at 108 W. Madison.
  • The distance from both the left field and right field foul poles to home plate at Wrigley Field is 108 meters.
  • The City of Chicago’s zoning records show that Planned Development #108 belongs to Wrigley Field. There are 1,336 planned developments in Chicago.
  • The Ricketts family, who own the Cubs, made their fortune with Omaha-based TD Ameritrade. Its corporate headquarters are located on 108th Avenue.
  • The movies “Taking Care of Business” and “Back to the Future Part II” both feature the Cubs winning the World Series. Both movies are108 minutes long.
  • Cubs game broadcasts are transmitted from the top of the Willis Tower, which is 108stories tall.
  • The Cubs’ lawsuit against the State of Illinois to have games at night at Wrigley Field was recorded in Volume 108 of the Illinois Supreme Court Reports.
  • The World Series trophy is made of silver, which carries the atomic weight of 108.
  • 108 is a sacred number in Yoga. Jake Arrieta does yoga six days a week.
  • Cubs star pitcher Jon Lester was born in the 108th largest city in the U.S., Tacoma Washington (according to the 2010 National Census.)
  • NLCS Game 2 starting pitcher was Kyle Hendricks.  Hendricks was born on 12/7/89. 12+7+89=108.

Cant get enough of the “108” experience? Click here to see the full list of 108’s.

Cubs and 108

 

PS,

Not 108 but the first ever night game at Wrigley Field was on 8-8-88 

August 8th 1988.

The game was a rain out. As one announcer said not only old man Wrigley but even God didn't want the Cubs playing under the lights!

Those who run the lotteries love it when players look for consistency in something that's designed not to have any.

Lep

There is one and only one 'proven' system, and that is to book the action. No matter the game, let the players pick their own losers.

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    Posted: October 27, 2016, 8:21 pm - IP Logged

    From WGN

    CHICAGO — It has been 108 years since the Cubs won the World Series and now it seems the number is following the team every where.

    Grant DePorter, CEO, Harry Caray’s Restaurant Group and co-author of the 2008 book “Hoodoo: Unraveling the 100 Year Mystery of the Chicago Cubs,” has discovered a shocking list of “108” appearances, which could mean the 108-year-long World Series drought could be coming to an end.

    “Everywhere you look, it’s 108. You just can’t get away from it,” DePorter has said to the countless fans who have marveled at this discovery.

    Take a look at some the “108” examples:

    • It takes 108 outs to win the NLCS and 108 outs to win the World Series (27 outs per game x 4 games won = 108 outs).
    • AG Spalding, the Chicago Cubs’ first manager and owner of the Spalding Sporting Goods, wrote a rule into the National League’s first set of rules requiring teams to only use Spalding baseballs. His baseballs have 108 stitches. His office was at 108 W. Madison.
    • The distance from both the left field and right field foul poles to home plate at Wrigley Field is 108 meters.
    • The City of Chicago’s zoning records show that Planned Development #108 belongs to Wrigley Field. There are 1,336 planned developments in Chicago.
    • The Ricketts family, who own the Cubs, made their fortune with Omaha-based TD Ameritrade. Its corporate headquarters are located on 108th Avenue.
    • The movies “Taking Care of Business” and “Back to the Future Part II” both feature the Cubs winning the World Series. Both movies are108 minutes long.
    • Cubs game broadcasts are transmitted from the top of the Willis Tower, which is 108stories tall.
    • The Cubs’ lawsuit against the State of Illinois to have games at night at Wrigley Field was recorded in Volume 108 of the Illinois Supreme Court Reports.
    • The World Series trophy is made of silver, which carries the atomic weight of 108.
    • 108 is a sacred number in Yoga. Jake Arrieta does yoga six days a week.
    • Cubs star pitcher Jon Lester was born in the 108th largest city in the U.S., Tacoma Washington (according to the 2010 National Census.)
    • NLCS Game 2 starting pitcher was Kyle Hendricks.  Hendricks was born on 12/7/89. 12+7+89=108.

    Cant get enough of the “108” experience? Click here to see the full list of 108’s.

    Cubs and 108

     

    PS,

    Not 108 but the first ever night game at Wrigley Field was on 8-8-88 

    August 8th 1988.

    The game was a rain out. As one announcer said not only old man Wrigley but even God didn't want the Cubs playing under the lights!

    Hey CT et al: '108' is great, I cannot wait

    Thanks to my Tania's insightful 3D take

    ~ With Compliments

    Eddessa_knight with Invisible Light  Sun Smiley

    ~

    "Some numbers carry a special universal meaning.

    Invoking or even just seeing such a number activates a deep, subconscious urge for unity.

    108 is one of those numbers.

    108 represents the sacred numerological relationship of Earth to the Sun and Moon.

    Look at these facts:

    1. Earth’s diameter at the equator is 7926 miles.

    The diameter of the Sun is about 108 times that — 865,000. 

    2. The average or midpoint distance between Earth and Sun is 93,020,000 miles.

    That is 108 times the sun’s diameter.

    3. The Moon’s diameter is 2,180 miles. The average distance from Earth to Moon is 238,800 miles.

    Again, this about 108 times the Moon’s diameter!

    Sun and Moon are the two light bodies that govern life on Earth. The Moon governs women’s monthly cycles, the tides of the ocean and symbolizes our moods. In astrology, the Moon represents the Mother.

    Sun brings warmth, light and life and symbolizes your inner light. You celebrate your inner cycle every year when the Sun returns to it’s original position on your birthday.

    The relationship between Sun, Moon and Earth is the fabric of our human experience.

    When one number, in this case number 108, keeps popping up in the equation – it signals a divine message hidden in the geometric relationship.

    In other words, pay attention to numbers in YOUR life that keep popping up. The numerological meaning of that number carries a profound message for you.

    Let’s look at 108 more closely.

    It is comprised of numbers 1, 0 and 8.

    1 is male and represents you as a sovereign being.

    0 is female and simultaneously represents the circle of life, nothing and emptiness.

    8 is infinity and eternity.

    Thus the sacred code of the universe, as represented in the sacred geometric relationship between Sun, Moon and Earth, means one thing, no-thing and infinity.

    This is a very Eastern approach to life, and so it’s no surprise that 108 figures prominently in Karate, Hinduism and Buddhism.

    Tibetan Buddhist malas or rosaries are usually 108 beads.

    Many Eastern theologies believe there are 108 feelings – 36 about your past, 36 in the present, and 36 concerning your future

    Of course, emotions that dwell on the past or the future take you away from the present moment.

    Number 108 carries a profound message. It reminds us that we are at once something, nothing and everything – 1  0  8.

    It reminds us that we can choose to experience life in an awakened state – or sleep state.

    Most importantly number 108, when meditated upon, provides you with the most powerful tool at your disposal:

    To be emotionally present at every moment in time.

    When you share anything, share with your HEART.

    When you speak any words, speak from authentic FEELINGS.

    After all 108 reduces to the number 9.

    9 symbolizes Unconditional Love.

    Love your life, love your experiences – love yourself.

    Before you re-act to any situation, take a deep breath. Breath is your soul’s direct connection to the Divine.

    This balance is only achieved by knowing your shadow side.

    You must be aware of the shadow qualities embedded in your personal birth code.

    If you ignore your shadow, you cannot step into the light.

    Balance is achieved by seeing it ALL – not just what you want to see."

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      Posted: October 27, 2016, 8:24 pm - IP Logged

      Hey CT 108 is great, I cannot wait......

      Thanks to my Tania's insightful 3D take

      ~ With Compliments

      Eddessa_knight with Invisible Light  Sun Smiley

      ~

      "Some numbers carry a special universal meaning.

      Invoking or even just seeing such a number activates a deep, subconscious urge for unity.

      108 is one of those numbers.

      108 represents the sacred numerological relationship of Earth to the Sun and Moon.

      Look at these facts:

      1. Earth’s diameter at the equator is 7926 miles.

      The diameter of the Sun is about 108 times that — 865,000. 

      2. The average or midpoint distance between Earth and Sun is 93,020,000 miles.

      That is 108 times the sun’s diameter.

      3. The Moon’s diameter is 2,180 miles. The average distance from Earth to Moon is 238,800 miles.

      Again, this about 108 times the Moon’s diameter!

      Sun and Moon are the two light bodies that govern life on Earth. The Moon governs women’s monthly cycles, the tides of the ocean and symbolizes our moods. In astrology, the Moon represents the Mother.

      Sun brings warmth, light and life and symbolizes your inner light. You celebrate your inner cycle every year when the Sun returns to it’s original position on your birthday.

      The relationship between Sun, Moon and Earth is the fabric of our human experience.

      When one number, in this case number 108, keeps popping up in the equation – it signals a divine message hidden in the geometric relationship.

      In other words, pay attention to numbers in YOUR life that keep popping up. The numerological meaning of that number carries a profound message for you.

      Let’s look at 108 more closely.

      It is comprised of numbers 1, 0 and 8.

      1 is male and represents you as a sovereign being.

      0 is female and simultaneously represents the circle of life, nothing and emptiness.

      8 is infinity and eternity.

      Thus the sacred code of the universe, as represented in the sacred geometric relationship between Sun, Moon and Earth, means one thing, no-thing and infinity.

      This is a very Eastern approach to life, and so it’s no surprise that 108 figures prominently in Karate, Hinduism and Buddhism.

      Tibetan Buddhist malas or rosaries are usually 108 beads.

      Many Eastern theologies believe there are 108 feelings – 36 about your past, 36 in the present, and 36 concerning your future

      Of course, emotions that dwell on the past or the future take you away from the present moment.

      Number 108 carries a profound message. It reminds us that we are at once something, nothing and everything – 1  0  8.

      It reminds us that we can choose to experience life in an awakened state – or sleep state.

      Most importantly number 108, when meditated upon, provides you with the most powerful tool at your disposal:

      To be emotionally present at every moment in time.

      When you share anything, share with your HEART.

      When you speak any words, speak from authentic FEELINGS.

      After all 108 reduces to the number 9.

      9 symbolizes Unconditional Love.

      Love your life, love your experiences – love yourself.

      Before you re-act to any situation, take a deep breath. Breath is your soul’s direct connection to the Divine.

      This balance is only achieved by knowing your shadow side.

      You must be aware of the shadow qualities embedded in your personal birth code.

      If you ignore your shadow, you cannot step into the light.

      Balance is achieved by seeing it ALL – not just what you want to see."

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        Posted: November 3, 2016, 6:15 pm - IP Logged

        Hey Coin, et al, 'HOLY COW' Cubs WIN - #108 is great !

        Party

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          Posted: November 12, 2016, 7:18 pm - IP Logged

          Edessa,

          Thanks For the 108 info.

          Here's another, sad but;

          http://www.msn.com/en-us/sports/mlb/108-year-old-cubs-fan-dies-1-week-after-world-series-win/ar-AAkdgh9?li=BBnb7Kz

          Those who run the lotteries love it when players look for consistency in something that's designed not to have any.

          Lep

          There is one and only one 'proven' system, and that is to book the action. No matter the game, let the players pick their own losers.