On the lighter side of MLB, when it comes to World Series futility, the Chicago Cubs rule the roost. The last time the Cubs won the World Series was 1908, a span of 100 years. A group of Cubs fans think that maybe, just maybe, the way to get the monkey off the Lovable Losers’ back is by doing a spin on time.
They call themselves the 1200-Month Fan, going so far as to trademark the name. The idea? Don’t think about 100 years, but rather 1200 months since the last World Series win.
"The team looks great this year, playing over .600 baseball. But in five of the seven World Series they were in since 1908 their winning percentages ranged from .636 to .675 -- yet they lost each one," explained Elliot Fineman, founder of 1200-Month Fans. "We keep thinking it's been 100 years since a World Series victory. But maybe that's the problem. What if we think in months?"
Desperate? Maybe. Here is a list items by 1200-Month Fans that they believe makes thinking of the Cubs futility record in months instead of years worthwhile:
Cubs are newborns. We think of newborns in months, not years.
Winning trends and losing trends are like the tides. The phases of the moon control the tides; they are based on the month, not the year.
Remember the "Curse of the Billy Goat?" If there is a curse, only the moon (months) can break it.
On the evening of October 27, 2004, the Boston Red Sox broke the 86 year "Curse of the Bambino" by winning their first World Series since defeating the Chicago Cubs in 1918. That very night there was a total eclipse of the moon.
"We need to change the collective negative energy of 100 years to positive energy if they are going to win the World Series this year, and in the future," Fineman explained. "The 1200-Month Fan is the antidote, the force to shift the energy to positive. Let's get rid of the foreboding, of waiting for something to go wrong. Let's know that the 1200th month is ours, let's fill the Cub nation with positive energy."