Steve Bartman didn't deserve this.

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  1. ErbFan28

    ErbFan28 Well-Known Member

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    After watching Cathing hell, I feel extremely bad for Steve Bartman. He didn't deserve what he got. He was just doing what any fan would have done. I would have done the same thing for sure. He was just a Cubs fan who was watching his favorite team play while even listening on the radio, so he was obviously a big fan. The media could have handled it much better as well. From what the security guards were saying his demeanor was like, I feel worse for him. I hope I'm one of many who feel the same way. He didn't deserve this. I almost wish I would have been sitting there taking the heat instead of him.
     
  2. blumpy2000

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    It was like 8 years ago so I'm not too keen on the details, but wasn't it at a playoff game or something like that. Also it was the Cubs and they haven't won anything since Back to the Future 2, so it's even higher stakes.
     
  3. exclusacon

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    Thats bad deal he got...the thing is, they never blame the other guy was right next him...
     
  4. 03Mach1

    03Mach1 Reason Has No Voice

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    Shitty sports teams and their fans will always need someone or some inanimate object to blame their shittiness on. This innocent action by a fan is just one of many.
     
  5. theycallmedenny

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    even the cubs players and playhouse said that he didn't deserve it. that was the first or second game in the series and they lost the rest of the games. in reality they fucked themselves over. it was exactly what you said erb, the media just spun it that he caused them the game
     
  6. Matty

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    This. That is all there is to it. The Cubs blew the last two games AT HOME in that series. Come on. I don't understand why it's so hard for fans to grasp the reality that sometimes their team just sucks.
     
  7. TrueNomadSkies

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    Probably for the same reason they believe that a team's or even game's result actually impacts their lives in any way... because they're idiots.
     
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    Alex Gonzalez deserves more blame in that inning for botching a routine ground ball.
     
  9. Greyley

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    I had to wiki this guy because I've never heard of him, and I couldn't believe this line: "As many as six police cars gathered outside his home to protect Bartman and his family following the incident. Afterwards, then-Illinois Governor Rod Blagojevich suggested that Bartman join a witness protection program while then-Florida Governor Jeb Bush offered Bartman asylum."

    ...seriously? What the hell is wrong with sports fans? :crazy: 
     
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    He would've been better off accepting both the offer of asylum and the six-figure advertisement deal.
     
  11. Trailbreaker77

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    Word for word what I have to say about the matter. Cubs just want to blame everything but themselves.
     
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    Of course Bartman didn't deserve everything he got. Just go ahead and rewatch the clip, you'll see a bunch of other fans sticking out their hands going after the ball too. It was unfortunate it landed where he was sitting, could've been anybody.

    It's just so EASY for Cubs fans to personify their team's failures and whittle down decades of losing to one single play. Instead why don't you blame management, or even stop going to the games regardless of whether they win or lose. Then maybe they'll care about building a quality team (I should know, I'm a Maple Leafs fan).

    the simpsons-do the bartman! - YouTube
     
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    WTF is wrong with baseball fans? They believe in way too much superstitious bullshit. I really think a vast majority of these fans need to be screened for mental illnesses cuz they sure seem crazy to me. "Oh he touched the ball we hath been cursed!" All in all it's nothing but a bunch of excuses, misplaced blame and uncalled for aggression. These baseball fans with their blame games and superstitious bs seriously need to grow the fuck up or be confirmed to a mental asylum.
     
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    Its all because it was a playoff game. I don't recall anything close when that kid stole the ball away from Tony Tarasco.
     
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    what wait, huh?
    who is this and what happened? is this the guy that interfered in a cubs playoff game?

    did something happen to him?
     
  16. Darkhawk79

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    He is a douche who ended up costing the Cubs a playoff game which basically the Cubs got it in their heads about the curse and ended up losing the series and haven't really recovered since.

    Yes I harbor bad feelings about the whole thing but I don't think he should've been treated the way he was. Yes, I'm pissed at him for what he did but the way he was treated and the crap he had to put up with b/c of it was very uncalled for.
     
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    Well this, especially when it comes to the money. I mean, so what if idiot sports fans have a problem with it? If anything, that'd be even more of a reason to shit in their faces, especially if you're getting paid amounts of money to basically go on tv.
     
  18. ErbFan28

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    Yes, he's the guy who went after the foul ball in a Cubs playoff game and got threatened for it
     
  19. 03Mach1

    03Mach1 Reason Has No Voice

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    You can't be serious.

    If you are, please see my earlier post in this thread.

    And stop being a Cubs fan.

    Seriously.

    Stop.
     
  20. Darkhawk79

    Darkhawk79 TFWM SUCK!!!!!

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    Yes I am serious, the Cubs pysched themselves out of that playoff series. Just b/c I called someone a douche doesn't mean I blame the entire thing on that person.

    And I did read your post and the Cubs aren't a "shitty" sports team, they just need someone to actually get in the front office and make the right moves and stop over paying for players on the downside of their career and learn to build a farm system.

    As far as you telling me to stop being a Cubs fan.....not gonna happen, I love my Cubbies even in the bad years.

    Seriously.

    Not gonna Stop.
     

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