Steve Bartman to receive Cubs 2016 World Series ring
Steve Bartman finally gets to heal and get closure from the 2003 season.
He will be receiving a Cubs 2016 World Series Championship ring as a gift from the Ricketts Family.
“On behalf of the entire Chicago Cubs organization, we are honored to present a 2016 World Series Championship Ring to Mr. Steve Bartman,” the Cubs told WGN in a statement. “We hope this provides closure on an unfortunate chapter of the story that has perpetuated throughout our quest to win a long-awaited World Series. While no gesture can fully lift the public burden he has endured for more than a decade, we felt it was important Steve knows he has been and continues to be fully embraced by this organization. After all he has sacrificed, we are proud to recognize Steve Bartman with this gift today.”
Bartman was part of a foul ball interference in seat #113 at Wrigley Field with outfielder Moises Alou during the 2003 Cubs postseason. Hopefully, the misguided blame that he has had to endure for 13 years will go away by the fan base. He still lives in the Chicago area but has not granted any interview in 13 years.