Itching to test out a new program being used on the site, mostly embedding YouTube videos and I was hunting for something to post. Well, I cam across this video that shows Steve Bartman being escorted out of the stadium on that fateful Fall evening back in 2003.
It amazes me how the Cub fans – and players – immediately made him the scapegoat. It was almost instantly and I recall watching the event and immediately recognizing that we were going to win the series because it almost seemed as if the Cubs entire organization and fanbase was looking for a collapse. They found it right there with Bartman who seemed to materialize all their fears. It is also kind of frightful how much he went through, but also just imagine being in his position coming out to see your favorite team. I think we should still build a memorial to the guy – maybe that is something I will propose for the new Marlins stadium.