And while its not Steve Bartman's fault that Alex Gonzalez booted the ball, or that Kerry wood couldn't win Game 7, but it is his fault for going to a baseball game with two friends and wearing a walkman the whole game. Seriously, name me one 26 year old that goes to a playoff game wearing headphones to listen to the radio? It just doesn't happen.
The two most interesting parts of the show last night was when they superimposed the entire stadium as empty and showed that Alou would have had the ball. No question about it, Alou's mitt was right under it with 5 inches to go. The second was them showing the fact that Bartman's hands were over the fence, just slightly. It was a violation of the fan interference rule. The umps should have awarded the Cubs the out and Prior would have needed just one more out in the inning.
Everyone on ESPN is sticking up for Bartman, saying everyone was going for the ball and he just happened to be closest. Well this picture contradicts that fact.
The truth remains, Alex Gonzalez deserves more blame than Bartman. But I'm getting sick of the media saying Bartman shouldn't be blamed at all. Its ludicrous. Fans need to be aware of there surroundings more, especially those sitting that close to the field.
ps- Dont think I have forgiven Bernie Mac for jinxing us either, At least I know God is a Cubs fan.... too soon? Didn't think so.