Steve Bartman (drink!). You're going to here that name far too often during these playoffs, so I might as well bludgeon you with it even more because we've finally got an update on the head-phoned fool.
Ask five different Chicagoans what Steve Bartman is up to these days and you'll get five different answers.
Jay Mariotti has the inside info: Bartman Lives!
"He still lives here. He still works here. He's still an insane, diehard Cubs fan. And it's possible, as a Bartman family friend and spokesman won't deny, that he actually has dared to attend a game at Wrigley Field sometime since Oct. 14, 2003.
"He's still in the area,'' said Frank Murtha, dispelling rumors that Bartman has relocated to every imaginable country, continent and interplanetary system.
Here's the best nugget:
"He was offered a TV commercial by a company for the Super Bowl,'' said Murtha, not elaborating except to say Bartman donates any financial perks to Ron Santo's Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation.I hope Steve Bartman is doing well, seriously. He could have turned himself into a pathetic celebrity trying to make as much money as he could off of his infamy, but he's kept quiet. Not to mention, Alex Gonzalez should be the one vilified for that disastrous evening. I just hope he's well away from Wrigley Field.
Bartman Lives! (Chicago Sun-Times)