Steve Bartman already has the blame for the Cubs’ curse off his back now that Chicago won the World Series, but the team wants to make it official.
Bartman is infamous for interfering with Cubs left fielder Moises Alou’s attempt to catch a foul ball in Game 6 of the 2003 National League Championship Series, which extended Florida Marlins second baseman Luis Castillo’s at-bat and sparked an eight-run top of the eighth inning. The Cubs went on to lose Game 7, too, and Bartman was a goat in Chicago for over a decade.
But now Cubs owner Tom Ricketts wants to make things right.
“I’m sure we’ll reach out to him at the right time, and I’m sure we’ll figure something out that provides closure for everybody,” Ricketts told USA TODAY’s Bob Nightengale. “Hopefully, we can make it work.”
Still, there’s a possibility Bartman might not want any closure. He hasn’t been to Wrigley Field since that game, hasn’t granted any interviews, didn’t go to the Cubs’ World Series parade and (understandably) has chosen to remain out of the spotlight.
And if Bartman wants to keep himself out of the headlines, we’re sure he’s just fine celebrating his favorite team’s first World Series win in 108 years on his own.
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