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Steve Bartman: Where Is He Now?

1/1/08 in MLB   |   CriticalFanatic   |   respect

July 23rd, 2008 Update - Bartman offered $25,000 to come out of hiding and sign baseball.

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)
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1/23/10   |   rnove06

Honestly you cub fans are just using him as a scape goat, the catch was pointless and would not have helped the cubs win. Many fans fail to look at the rest of the game. If Alou had caught the ball it would have been out number 2. However the cubs did not get another out until after the Marlins had already taken the lead in the game. So Alou cathcing it would have had no affect on the cubs winning. they would have lost anyway. I don't beleive in curses it is possible for a team to suck for a really long time.

10/6/07   |   CMAC   |   8 respect

MIKE! wrote:
teh sad thing is, dont doubt it :)

HAHA

10/6/07   |   MIKE!   |   41 respect

CMAC wrote:
HAHA, bottom 9, down 8, 2 outs, wind pushes solo shot foul.

teh sad thing is, dont doubt it :)

10/5/07   |   CMAC   |   8 respect

MIKE! wrote:
dont be shocked if a cat runs across the field in the 1st inning and they complain that it effected them the entire game because they were afraid of hitting a cat

HAHA, bottom 9, down 8, 2 outs, wind pushes solo shot foul.

10/5/07   |   MIKE!   |   41 respect

CMAC wrote:

What's the excuse for this year?

dont be shocked if a cat runs across the field in the 1st inning and they complain that it effected them the entire game because they were afraid of hitting a cat

10/3/07   |   CMAC   |   8 respect

BestofChicago wrote:
That was 4 years ago, Bartman is the last thing on my mind.

What's the excuse for this year?

10/3/07   |   BestofChicago   |   51 respect

CMAC wrote:
Someone's just a little sour that the Cubs choked the big one.

That was 4 years ago, Bartman is the last thing on my mind.

10/3/07   |   CMAC   |   8 respect

BestofChicago wrote:

I didnt read nothing I can just answer the questions

 

Steve Bartman is in hell. (with his $2 dollar ball he wanted SO BADLY!)

 

 

Someone's just a little sour that the Cubs choked the big one.

10/3/07   |   BestofChicago   |   51 respect

kantwistaye wrote:
Who cares if anyone else would have done it.  It was a ball in the stands, he has every much a right to that ball as did the players. 

Never said he doesn't have rights.

10/3/07   |   kantwistaye   |   4211 respect

BestofChicago wrote:

Prove it.

Who cares if anyone else would have done it.  It was a ball in the stands, he has every much a right to that ball as did the players. 

10/3/07   |   BestofChicago   |   51 respect

MIKE! wrote:
i felt bad 4 the guy. sure, i dont like the cubs, btu still. i'm willing to bet you if you take 10 fans and put them in that spot, at LEAST 8 or 9 of them will do the same thing he did. its not everyday that a fan gets the chance to catch a ball during a playoff game

Prove it.

10/3/07   |   BestofChicago   |   51 respect

I didnt read nothing I can just answer the questions

 

Steve Bartman is in hell. (with his $2 dollar ball he wanted SO BADLY!)

 

 

10/3/07   |   CMAC   |   8 respect

He's moved down to Miami and living well off the money the Marlins paid him.

 

HAHA, jk

10/3/07   |   GlobalTrucker

I dont care where he is at as long as its not Wrigley or Arizona this week..

10/3/07   |   Wicked Jumpshot

CriticalFanatic wrote:
I was waiting for this. Well done. It's not very often, but sometimes he actually gives the read information and half of those instances it's even accurate.

I guess if Jay can put something decent like this together, then I suppose anything really is possible, like the Cubs winning the World Series.

10/3/07   |   CriticalFanatic

Wicked Jumpshot wrote:
The only thing that surprises me about this is the fact that Jay Marriotti actually practiced journalism. 

I was waiting for this. Well done. It's not very often, but sometimes he actually gives the read information and half of those instances it's even accurate.

10/3/07   |   Wicked Jumpshot

The only thing that surprises me about this is the fact that Jay Marriotti actually practiced journalism. 

10/3/07   |   MIKE!   |   41 respect

i felt bad 4 the guy. sure, i dont like the cubs, btu still. i'm willing to bet you if you take 10 fans and put them in that spot, at LEAST 8 or 9 of them will do the same thing he did. its not everyday that a fan gets the chance to catch a ball during a playoff game

10/3/07   |   kappafla211

(Edited by kappafla211)

I think he lives in Arizona now. So  the Cubs and D-backs get  the NL Divisional series Stevie will be there to screw the Cubs again but for a different team. He will be the present day Cubs fan goat(because he will be blamed again for the Cubs jinx instead of poor play).

 

 

But I am cheering for the Cubs.

10/3/07   |   IlliniBob72   |   83 respect

Yes, Alex Gonzalez should be the goat, but I place a lot of the blame on Moises Alou. His little temper tantrum after the play, in my opinion, brought on everything that happened afterwards. If he acted as if it were just a ball he couldn't get to, which I believe any other veteran player would have done, people would have focused on the next pitch. His reaction just brought a dark cloud over the game. Watching it, I just knew bad things were going to happen.

 

Alou's reaction torpedoed the Cubs and changed Steve Bartman's life forever. I'm not even a Cub fan and I hate Alou for that.

10/3/07   |   Jon   |   5 respect

I hope the Diamondbacks bring back fake Bartman tonight.

10/3/07   |   kantwistaye   |   4211 respect

Its really pathetic that we even know this guy's name.  Its not even guaranteed that Alou would have made that play, not to mention they continued to melt down the rest of that inning and game 7.