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Sect309Fan
08-06-2009, 09:18 AM
I especially liked the fate of those involved that day:

http://sports.espn.go.com/chicago/columns/story?columnist=wojciechowski_gene&id=4377909

Then-Illinois Gov. Rod Blagojevich humiliated Bartman in the days following the game by offering to place him in a witness protection program. He told reporters, "If he commits a crime, he won't get a pardon from this governor."

Speaking of crimes, Blagojevich was impeached and then indicted on 16 federal felony counts of corruption earlier this year. If the feds get their way, Governor Hair Mop will be spending lots of time in prison. Maybe Bartman can visit him and they can discuss pardons.

Alou, the Cubs left fielder whose post-foul ball hissy fit all but empowered the Wrigley crowd to turn on Bartman, saw his career end last year in the obscurity of Double-A Binghamton. A torn right hamstring did him in.

Prior, who glared angrily in the direction of Bartman after the infamous play, was released late last week by the San Diego Padres. Injuries -- and, who knows, maybe the Curse of Bartman? -- prevented him from ever coming close to repeating his 18 victories of 2003. In a cruel tease, he would face the Marlins only twice more in his career, and win each time. His last big league appearance was in August 2006.

The Chicago Sun-Times, which published Bartman's name and workplace, is clinging to financial solvency.

Then-Florida Gov. Jeb Bush, who offered Bartman asylum, is no longer in office.

The ESPN.com reporter who staked out Bartman in an employee parking lot in 2004 is spending the next eight months at the University of Michigan -- torture for an Iowa grad.

And then there are the Cubs, who haven't reached the NLCS since 2003. Cubs fans, including those knuckleheads who threw debris at Bartman that night and threatened him with bodily harm, have suffered playoff sweeps in 2007 and 2008.

Old Oilers Fan
08-06-2009, 10:29 AM
Does that make Bartman a goat? :lol