The Shameful Miami Marlins Are Apparently Trying to Use Steve Bartman’s Name to Sell Tickets to See Their Terrible Team (UPDATE: Walking It Back)
This is low. Even for the festering turd of a franchise that is the Miami Marlins. It’s kinda hard to believe it’s real.
All Steve Bartman ever wanted was to be left alone after the 2003 NLCS. And these puds are apparently turning it into a throwback night to sell the tickets they can otherwise never sell:
It took a long time for Cubs fans to come to terms with what happened in Game 6 of the 2003 NLCS, including how many of us wrongly tore apart a guy who was just trying to enjoy a baseball game and got caught up in the natural instincts of snagging a foul ball. It was a terrible moment, it’s a terrible memory, and I’m sure it’s been a terrible two decades in a number of ways for Steve Bartman. “Celebrating” him at Marlins games is obscene. It’s gross. And the Marlins should feel shame.
They won’t, but they should.
Heck, I’d think this was too low to be real, but Crawly shared not only the original image, but also the email, itself:
UPDATE: The Marlins’ official word is that there was never a Bartman promotion, and they never meant to send out this graphic that they made:
Mmhmm. Maybe the promotional graphic was sent in error, but you *made* it. So clearly this was something that was discussed at a very serious level. Don’t try to run from it now by claiming whatever it is that they’re claiming. Still shameful.