The Cubs fan who lit up Twitter Saturday night after he caught a home run ball says there’s no comparing him to Bartman.
“The difference between me and Bartman,’’ Sean Thompson told the Chicago Tribune, “is I caught the ball and we’re going to win the World Series.
Trib writer David Haugh caught up with Thompson shortly after he caught Anthony Rizzo’s home run ball – one handed no less. The play had to be reviewed for potential fan (Thompson) interference but was the home run ruling stood.
“As it was coming out to me, I was just trying to figure out whether it was going the fence or not and when I realized it was, I put out my hand and I caught it,’ Thompson told the Tribune. “I was 100 percent sure I didn’t lean over far enough to catch it and it would have been a homer if I didn’t.”
Thompson is from New Kent, Virginia. Saturday night was his first game.