Chicago Cubs fan tries to recreate “Bartman moment” at Yankee Stadium

  • David Whitlock

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):

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. bartman

As if Cubs fans don’t have enough to deal with, Billy Goat curses and the ghosts of 2003 remind them of what could have been.  105 years and counting.

– David Whitlock

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David (a.k.a. Longhorndave or lhd_on_sports) joined the staff late in the 2012 season and moved to Site Manager in early 2013. A lifelong Houston Astros fan (and mini-season ticket holder for 9 years) he attends 20+ games per year. A statistics freak, David still keeps score the "old fashioned way" on occasion (and has kept manual score of World Series games since 1986 and retains the sheets). He was a featured guest weekly on the Phil Naessens Show. He is also a Texas Longhorns alumnus and huge football and baseball fan of his alma mater. When he isn't watching or writing about baseball, he works as a contractor at NASA Johnson Space Center. He lives by the mantra "a bad day at the ballpark is better than a good day anywhere else."

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