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Steve Bartman remains enigma 10 years later

It’s been exactly 10 years since the Chicago Cubs were five outs away from getting into the World Series.

But then fan Steve Bartman reached for, and deflected, a foul ball that outfielder Moises Alou may have caught.

The Cubs fell apart that inning and lost the game.

Game Seven was at Wrigley Field, and the Cubs lost that one too.

They have not won a playoff game since.

While Bartman has stayed in hiding ever since, his spokesman continues to defend him.

Frank Murtha tells the Chicago Tribune that Haray Caray’s Restaurant cashed in, by blowing up the ball and serving it in spaghetti sauce.

“We are no more fine with it now than we were then,” Murtha said. “No one person has perpetuated the storyline more than Harry Carey Restaurant President Grant DePorter.”

“(Bartman) continues to work. Has this incident posed challenges to him? Yes. Has he more than overcome them? Yes. But he has been bigger than those who have commercially exploited the incident,” Murtha said.

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6 Comments to “Steve Bartman remains enigma 10 years later”

    Jay said:
    October 14, 2013 at 1:43 PM

    It was Dusty Bakers', Mark Prior, and Alex Gonzalez' fault!! Dusty should have removed Mark Prior he was tired, Prior knew he was tired and should have said " I got no more left coach", and, A-Gon, who booted an easy double play ball to end the inning.. Bartman did what 99.9% of everyone else would do while sittin on the wall durring a foul ball, TRY AND CATCH IT!! Watch the replay, he is not the only one goiung for the ball!!! I kinda whish it was me cause I would be talking to the media EVERY chance I got to tell everyone to S.T.F.U. about this already!!!

    Faith said:
    October 14, 2013 at 2:36 PM

    You are so right, Jay!
    This BS about Bartman will go on for **years**, just like blaming the goat. Those LOSERS should leave the guy alone!
    GROW UP, PEOPLE! GET A LIFE!
    sheesh!

    Shane said:
    October 15, 2013 at 9:39 PM

    Thanks, WGN. You are just as culpable in ruinng this poor man's life! How about not mentioning him, you jack***!?!

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