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Re: Cubs to give Bartman a World Series ring
« Reply #25: August 01, 2017, 12:27:37 PM »
Oh jeez :smh: hasn't it been proven he didn't reach over the wall and most agree Alou wouldn't have gotten the  ball anyway?

It was inches from Alou's glove, unless it were to pop out he was going to make the catch.

Tony Tarasco was likewise going to catch the ball Jeffrey Meier pulled away from him.


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Re: Cubs to give Bartman a World Series ring
« Reply #26: August 01, 2017, 12:50:28 PM »
It was inches from Alou's glove, unless it were to pop out he was going to make the catch.


Just going by what Alou thought, after he'd had a few years to calm down.

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Everywhere I play, even now, people still yell, 'Bartman! Bartman!' I feel really bad for the kid," Alou told Associated Press columnist Jim Litke.

"You know what the funny thing is?" he added a moment later. "I wouldn't have caught it, anyway."


http://www.espn.com/mlb/news/story?id=3324343

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Re: Cubs to give Bartman a World Series ring
« Reply #27: August 01, 2017, 12:52:25 PM »
From everything I've ever seen, Bartman reached over the rail and interfered with a catchable ball.  Am I missing something?

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Re: Cubs to give Bartman a World Series ring
« Reply #28: August 01, 2017, 01:15:19 PM »
Just going by what Alou thought, after he'd had a few years to calm down.


http://www.espn.com/mlb/news/story?id=3324343

I think he was just saying that to make the kid feel better.  It was headed into his glove. 

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Re: Cubs to give Bartman a World Series ring
« Reply #29: August 01, 2017, 02:05:43 PM »
I get your sentiment but he was surrounded and outnumbered by about 47.000 people.       :)



Not everyone was getting on him about it. And you usually only need to stand up for yourself to shut them the freak up. And it's not like he would've had to fight all of them. One is usually enough to get the rest to calm the freak down because most people don't really want to mix it up. :lol:

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Re: Cubs to give Bartman a World Series ring
« Reply #30: August 01, 2017, 02:11:36 PM »


Not everyone was getting on him about it. And you usually only need to stand up for yourself to shut them the freak up. And it's not like he would've had to fight all of them. One is usually enough to get the rest to calm the freak down because most people don't really want to mix it up. :lol:

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Re: Cubs to give Bartman a World Series ring
« Reply #31: August 01, 2017, 02:15:05 PM »
Seems weird to me but eh.


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Re: Cubs to give Bartman a World Series ring
« Reply #33: August 01, 2017, 02:21:35 PM »
I wear bi-focals, so I wouldn't have reached for the ball, because it would have hit me in the face. :)

But I get his point: most fans would have reached for the ball.

Here is a good take on it.

http://mlb.com/r/article?ymd=20170801&content_id=245724036&vkey=news_mlb&c_id=mlb

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Re: Cubs to give Bartman a World Series ring
« Reply #34: August 01, 2017, 02:23:39 PM »
Like Christie at the Brewers' game?     :)   


Wait, what happened here? :lmao:



But I get his point: most fans would have reached for the ball.



Most of the people in that section were reaching for the ball.



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Re: Cubs to give Bartman a World Series ring
« Reply #37: August 01, 2017, 02:43:49 PM »
The dude was shaken. :hysterical:

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Re: Cubs to give Bartman a World Series ring
« Reply #38: August 01, 2017, 02:48:27 PM »
Is this ring identical to a real championship ring?  Or some kind of one-off?

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Re: Cubs to give Bartman a World Series ring
« Reply #39: August 01, 2017, 03:12:57 PM »
Is this ring identical to a real championship ring?  Or some kind of one-off?

I think it's identical, it is has his name on it lol  I'd sell that sucker so fast!  :$$$: :$$$: :$$$:


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Re: Cubs to give Bartman a World Series ring
« Reply #40: August 01, 2017, 03:23:44 PM »
Is this ring identical to a real championship ring?  Or some kind of one-off?


No. Stadium employees and such that get rings get a different version and that, I believe, is the version that Bartman got. They also have to sign an agreement that if they ever feel the need to sell it, they have to sell it back to the team.

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Re: Cubs to give Bartman a World Series ring
« Reply #41: August 01, 2017, 03:43:32 PM »
Looks the same to me


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Re: Cubs to give Bartman a World Series ring
« Reply #42: August 01, 2017, 04:13:22 PM »

No. Stadium employees and such that get rings get a different version and that, I believe, is the version that Bartman got.

In my experience, this is not true, but I think every team is different.

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Re: Cubs to give Bartman a World Series ring
« Reply #43: August 01, 2017, 04:25:27 PM »
I get your sentiment but he was surrounded and outnumbered by about 47.000 people.       :)

...and if he was 6'6" 240#, he would have caught the ball and nobody would have dared give him crap.  Wouldn't have kept the Cubs shortstop from missing the ground ball that was hit right at him.

This guy lost +/- 14 years of his life for this.  He was a nice, quiet guy who coached little league and loves his Cubbies.

He deserves more than a ring...they should ask him to throw out the first pitch at the first playoff game this year, and give him mitlen and Spider type seats for the game.  And he can flip the bird to Cubs Nation for all I care.


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Re: Cubs to give Bartman a World Series ring
« Reply #44: August 01, 2017, 04:32:23 PM »
...and if he was 6'6" 240#, he would have caught the ball and nobody would have dared give him crap.  Wouldn't have kept the Cubs shortstop from missing the ground ball that was hit right at him.

This guy lost +/- 14 years of his life for this.  He was a nice, quiet guy who coached little league and loves his Cubbies.

He deserves more than a ring...they should ask him to throw out the first pitch at the first playoff game this year, and give him mitlen and Spider type seats for the game.  And he can flip the bird to Cubs Nation for all I care.
They asked him to come during the series last year and he declined. He doesn't want the publicity.

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Re: Cubs to give Bartman a World Series ring
« Reply #45: August 01, 2017, 04:32:51 PM »
...and if he was 6'6" 240#, he would have caught the ball and nobody would have dared give him crap.  Wouldn't have kept the Cubs shortstop from missing the ground ball that was hit right at him.

This guy lost +/- 14 years of his life for this.  He was a nice, quiet guy who coached little league and loves his Cubbies.

He deserves more than a ring...they should ask him to throw out the first pitch at the first playoff game this year, and give him mitlen and Spider type seats for the game.  And he can flip the bird to Cubs Nation for all I care.



I read that over the years, the Cubs have made overtures.    He declined.

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Re: Cubs to give Bartman a World Series ring
« Reply #46: August 01, 2017, 04:33:17 PM »
They asked him to come during the series last year and he declined. He doesn't want the publicity.

I know...but now that he has his life back with this gesture, it may be different...

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Re: Cubs to give Bartman a World Series ring
« Reply #47: August 01, 2017, 04:35:26 PM »
I know...but now that he has his life back with this gesture, it may be different...
I still don't think he will come. Traumatized for life by some low life fans.

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Re: Cubs to give Bartman a World Series ring
« Reply #48: August 01, 2017, 04:35:33 PM »
I know...but now that he has his life back with this gesture, it may be different...

He ain't good lookin' enough to sit with me and spider.

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Re: Cubs to give Bartman a World Series ring
« Reply #49: August 01, 2017, 04:43:16 PM »
I think them winning it all finally has made the difference, why would he want to come last year and if they lost people would dredge up "Bartman cursed us again!"
It absolutely sucked the toll that took on this poor guy's life but it does seem in accepting the ring and issuing that very gracious statement that he is ready to openly be a Cubbie fan again.