View Full Version : Steve Bartman roundup

16 October 2003, 09:09 AM
From the Chicago Tribune (reprinted in today's Dallas Morning News):

"Moments after the play, thousands of fans at Wrigley Stadium chanted a profane insult at Bartman. In the grandstand sections near Bartman, angry fans pointed at him, shouted curses and hurled cups of beer and bags of peanuts.

In the bottom of the eighth, Cubs officials opted to remove Bartman for his own safety. Escorted by off-duty Chicago police officers, Bartman covered his face as he was led to the security office amid a chorus of jeers and insults and thrown objects."

16 October 2003, 09:16 AM
From the Los Angeles Times (reprinted in today's Dallas Morning News):

"The curse wouldn't give his name or answer questions, and could you blame him?

Outside on Waveland Avenue, thousands more angry fans gathered for a glimpse of the man they believe may have sent them into another century of misery.

As the mob ran from police truck to police truck, scanning the insides with flashlights to see if the man was being transported away, the scene became more surreal.

'They better get him out of here now or he's gonna die!' said one ordinary-looking man in an ordinary-looking Cubs jacket."

16 October 2003, 09:25 AM
From today's Wall Street Journal:

"Chris Festa, a local T-shirt maker, says he isn't planning to capitalize on Mr. Bartman's calamitous situation. 'I think this gentleman makes a convenient and tempting scapegoat for the mass depression that has settled over the north side of Chicago,' he says. Nevertheless, Mr. Bartman kept him up all night. 'I had nightmares last night that I was him, and that I would have to leave town,' Mr. Festa says.

That opportunity is available, should Mr. Bartman wish to take advantage of it. Yesterday, the Holiday Inn Oceanside in Pompano Beach, Florida, offered him a free three-month stay at the hotel. 'He probably needs a break from Chicago,' says a hotel spokesman."

16 October 2003, 09:30 AM
Quoted in today's Dallas Morning News:

"He possibly cost us the pennant, and I want to know if it was worth a $20 ball? What a loser."
-- Cubs fan Sean Henning, sitting five rows behind Bartman

16 October 2003, 09:37 AM
poor guy. he did what any of us would have done if a ball was coming at you... Hope he doesn't get hurt

16 October 2003, 09:39 AM
From today's New York Times:

"Even the governor of Illinois, Rod R. Blagojevich, had little sympathy. 'I hope he made it home,' said Blagojevich, a lifelong Cubs fan who attended the games Tuesday and Wednesday."

16 October 2003, 09:44 AM
Maureen Dowd, writing in today's New York Times:

"You had to feel sorry for the terrified persona-non-Cubbie when his own dad refused to confirm that he was related to him."

16 October 2003, 09:47 AM

17 October 2003, 12:08 PM
nope, when the balls coming for you in a game like this, you duck or move... don't stick your hand out there to attempt to catch the freakin' ball... idiot...