Fan launches ‘Get Bartman to Cubs’ wild-card game’ campaign
The ball was destoyed in 2004, but memories have hardly faded. Cubs fan Steve Bartman remains a scapegoat for the 2003 Chicago Cubs’ NLCS collapse as a result of his interference with what may have been a foul fly-ball catch by outfielder Moises Alou late in Game 6.
For a refresher on the play, watch the video above. If you’re a Cubs fan, well, you’re probably not reading.
In what does not outwardly appear to be a joke, one self-proclaimed lifelong Cubs fan is seeking to orchestrate an offering to Bartman: forgiveness and a sweet accommodations package worth $5,000, including the cost of his attendance at the NL Wild Card Game between the Pirates and Cubs, which will likely take place in Pittsburgh.
So far only four people have donated a total of $50. Sometimes these campaigns are slow to grow. But maybe Cubs fans need a banner, not a berth, before they extend an olive branch.