Saturday, November 5, 2016

A big celebration

The scene at Chicago's Grant Park during the Cubs victory
celebration on Friday.
Supposedly 5 million people came to the Cubs victory parade and rally Friday.

If that figure is accurate, it would be one of the 10 largest gatherings on record.

The Telegraph, a British newspaper, compiled a list in 2015 of the biggest gatherings on record, Most of them are religous events -- Hindu or Moslem pilgrimages, funerals, papal Masses.

"I believe in the church of baseball," Annie Savoy intones off camera as the movie Bull Durham opens. It may not be that far fetched to call the Cubs a religion. It certainly takes a sizable fevor to attract 5 million people to an event.

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