January 31, 2005



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"I thank God for the opportunity to, uh, thank God."

I came across this Sammy Sosa quote while reading the post-mortems on his 13 year baseball tenure for the Cubs. Plainly, the intent is to cast him in a foolish light.

Yet, out of the mouths of babes, or in this instance, the mouth of Babe’s successor...

Sammy’s circular logic is, according to at least one Western theologian, a grand slam. Meister Eckhart, the great 14th century mystic said: “If the only prayer you say in your whole life is ‘Thank You’, that would suffice.”

A mystical malaprop?

Posted by mark at January 31, 2005 01:11 AM