Monday, June 24, 2013

Catching Hell


The Chicago Cubs are one of major league baseballs most storied franchise for many reasons the main one being the 105 year drought from the last time they won the world series in 1908. During the 2003 NLCS against the Florida Marlins a fan went down in Infamy this fans name is “Steve Bartman”. Bartman is known for his infamous fan interference with Cubs outfielder Moises Alou that prevented the Chicago Cubs from recording the 2nd out of the 8th inning in game 6 of the NLCS. This in turn led to the Marlins going on to score 8 runs in that same inning and take game 6 which ultimately led them to win the series and the Cubs fell short of reaching the world series yet again. Bartman was blamed and was public enemy #1 in Chicago and received death threats from locals. He cost the team a chance at winning a world series for the first time in a century in the eyes of many. Bartman and what happened on that faithful night at Wrigley Field is chronicled in the ESPN 30 for 30 film “Catching Hell” which takes in an in depth look of the Bartman incident from the people who lived it. If your a baseball fan or a Cubs fan this film is definitely for you check it down in the video down below

2 comments:

  1. I watched this on Netflix a while back. It was very interesting... and I totally felt bad for the guy.

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  2. Good Article....Even though it was a sad day for Steve Bartman for what he did to cubs fans...it was baseball history made in explaining the continue drought the Chicago Cubs and there fans have to endure...Love Dad

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