An Injustice Rectified. Hooray For The Chicago Cubs
A year after the Chicago Cubs won their first World Series title in more than a century, a long-suffering fan is getting another reward.
Steve Bartman was handed a personalized 2016 World Series ring, after being blamed for costing the team the title 13 years earlier.
It began with a simple gesture, perhaps an instinctive one on Oct. 14, 2003. The Cubs were ahead, 3-0, in Game 6 of the National League Championship Series against the Marlins in the eighth inning. A foul ball headed Bartman's way. He — and other fans — reached out for it, but it was Bartman who deflected it from the outstretched mitt of left fielder Moises Alou.