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ESPN Wants to Make Sure You Never Get Over Bartman

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Steve Bartman’s life is apparently to be forever linked to that damn foul ball. And I don’t know who is more burdened by it: Cubs fans or Bartman, himself.


Ok, it’s probably Bartman. But it’s still pretty annoying.

ESPN announced Wednesday that it has commissioned a one-hour documentary on Bartman, the Cubs fan whose attempt to catch a foul ball late in Game 6 of the 2003 National League Championship series was cast as some kind of catalyst in the long-hamstrung team’s eventual collapse that year.

The revisiting of the Bartman incident and a look at its ugly legacy by Alex Gibney, writer-director of the Oscar-nominated “Enron: The Smartest Guys in the Room” and the Academy Award-winning “Taxi to the Dark Side,” will be part of ESPN’s “30 for 30” series.


According to ESPN, Gibney will attempt to answer the question: Can Bartman ever forgive Chicago? Tower Ticker.

I suppose that’s more appropriate (or at least novel) than asking whether Chicago can ever forgive Bartman.

I’ve forgiven him, and I’m ready to move on. I recognize that it will always be a part of Cubs history, but that’s all it is now – history.


Brett Taylor

Brett Taylor is the Editor and Lead Writer at Bleacher Nation, and you can find him on Twitter at @BleacherNation.