Bartman speaks out on Cubs winning World Series

Print

by - Senior Editor -

The Chicago Cubs won their first World Series since 1908 and probably one of the most satisfied and thrilled fans is Steve Bartman.

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 fanbase as has the Curse of the Billy Goat.

“He was just overjoyed that the Cubs won, as all the Cubs fans are,’’ Bartman’s spokesman Frank Murtha told USA TODAY Sports on Thursday.

“We don’t intend to crash the parade,’’ Murtha said. “The one thing that Steve and I did talk about was if the Cubs were to win, he did not want to be a distraction to the accomplishments of the players and the organization.’’

Bartman still lives in the Chicago area but has not granted any interview in 13 years.

Former Cubs pitcher Kerry Wood told the Dan Patrick Show recently that he thought it would be a great idea of Bartman would be invited to throw the first pitch out at Wrigley Field next season.

Comment on this story
Send Feedback to Tony Crumpton: Email | Comment
Theo Epstein on the latest with Ben Zobrist
Theo Epstein on the latest with Ben Zobrist
WATCH: Javier Baez gives his hat to fan who was hit by foul ball
WATCH: Javier Baez gives his hat to fan who was hit by foul ball
WATCH: Anthony Rizzo barrels home on wild pitch, slides in safely
WATCH: Anthony Rizzo barrels home on wild pitch, slides in safely
WATCH: Kyle Schwarber wallops 426-foot blast for his 20th dinger of season
WATCH: Kyle Schwarber wallops 426-foot blast for his 20th dinger of season
Sign Up for E-Mail News Alerts
Features
Breaking
Daily Digest