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"This is no junior college. This is the notorious University of Miami.” -- Marlins starter Dontrelle Willis, after getting knocked around for six runs in 2 1/3 innings by the Canes.

Friday, August 13, 2004

Steve Bartman Update Coming on Monday

Today’s post will be limited, but it’s a Friday, so there are probably very few of you out there anyway. But for those of you who found this site for the first time yesterday (and it looked like there were a lot of you), please make sure to check back on Monday as we will have a very special feature (including a contribution by a guest columnist) updating everyone on Steve Bartman.

As many of you know (actually, probably all of you), Steve Bartman was the Cubs “fan” who interfered with a flyball that Cubs outfielder Moises Alou was trying to catch in last year’s National League Championship series. Bartman’s actions prevented Alou from catching the ball, and the Marlins went on to stage a late rally which allowed them to win the game and eventually the series. Bartman was reviled throughout Chicago, and Cubs fans went so far as to buy and explode the ball that was involved in the affair in an attempt to end the curse of Steve Bartman, the Billy Goat, and all else afflicting the Cubs.

In Monday’s update, we will provide concrete evidence that Steve Bartman is now a Marlins fan and that he regularly attends games at Pro Player Stadium. If you’re a fan of the Fish and you see Steve at the stadium, thank him and buy him a beer (he’ll be easy to recognize, with the hat, headphones, and glove – trust me!).

Until Monday…

In the meantime, if you’d like to do some other baseball things this weekend, check out MLB Center. You can even look for me on the message boards. There’s also always Batgirl for baseball hilarity.


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