Chicago Cubs fan tries to recreate “Bartman moment” at Yankee Stadium
Chicago Cubs fans seem to be oblivious to rules and etiquette when it comes to foul balls down the left field line. If it’s your own team and in the stands, don’t touch it. If it’s the other team and on the field, you should probably not give the ump a chance to call interference. This Cubs fan, apparently not learning the Bartman lesson, seems to fall in the same trap as the Cubs scapegoat in focusing only on getting a free $5 ball, instead of potentially affecting the outcome of the game (via Twitter.com/djneltz):
— Daniel Nelson (@djneltz) April 17, 2014
Here is the Vine (via Cody Hills):
In this particular case, it was academic as Soriano squeezed the ball. My biggest point on the Bartman fiasco was that, if you look at the photo (below via YouTube/TheMLBHistory and ESPN 30 for 30), it wasn’t like there was only one guy reaching for the ball.
– David Whitlock