Since ESPN 30 for 30 did the documentary on Steve Bartman I thought I would ask what you guys thought of it (if you saw it), and what you think about the whole situation.
The documentary was awesome in my opinion. He seems like the nicest and most innocent guy and you can't help but feel bad for him. Cub fans in general left me with an extremely foul taste in my mouth when they were chanting &$#%#&@! at him throughout the end of the game. Cubs fans? Classless. As for the entire situation, personally I think it's an absolute joke. ANY fan would've asked the exact same way, and for fans to flip out on a play that didn't count, and that also wouldn't have even ended the inning is absurd. Why they don't blame their incredible fielding shortstop for absolutely choking on an inning ending double play, but blame some random fan is beyond me.
just curious, how did the play not count? I thouhgt he cost them a potential out
He cost them a potential out, yes. But it was a foul ball, so technically it was just a strike.
I thought the whole documentary was very good. I understand what you are saying that the ball was a foul ball and it shouldn't have effected the game, but it did. The whole atmosphere changed after that play even though they were still winning 3-0. The fans starting to put all of their focus on Bartman instead of being focused on the game. The players were feeding off the fans excitement and once they starting relizing that they were paying attention to Bartman, and not the game I think they got let down a little bit and started to fall apart.
Also, if Mosies Alou did not react the way he did I don't think that the whole Bartman thing would have been as big a deal as it ended up being. What they also failed to mention was that before Luis Castillio hit that foul ball Juan Pierre doubled to left field and I think that contributed to what was about to happen.
I thought that the interview with the reporter and Bartman in the parking garage was very interesting part of the documentary because that really shows that Bartman doesn't want to get even more famous from this incident. He could have made a lot of money from signing things and doing interviews with people. I also wonder who leeked out the information about Bartman, like what his name was and where he lived? I'm thinking that it was someone from that womans crew that let him into her house and let him control the T.V.
Yeah, it's very interesting how he could've turned this situation into a somewhat positive thing for him because of all the money he was offered to do various interviews, etc.
I can't believe that he would not sign that one photograph of him for $25,000.