As if this season hasn't been crazy enough, Ted Cox of the Daily Herald is reporting that ESPN is producing an hour long documentary on Steve Bartman, the most infamous fan in Chicago Cubs history. Apparently, the documentary will focus on whether Bartman can forgive the city of Chicago (not the other way around).
Bartman is one of the biggest scapegoats in Cubs lore. Cubs fans were quick to blame him for the Cubs losing the playoff series to the Marlins in 2003, when the Cubs were just 5 outs from the World Series. A lot of fans don't put as much blame on Alex Gonzalez' flub of an easy double play ball, how Dusty Baker kept Mark Prior in too long and how Kerry Wood couldn't hold a lead in game 7.
I remember watching that game and hearing about the wrath Cubs fans were spewing at Bartman as he left the stadium and thinking how insane it all was. The guy did what any other fan would in the situation, reach for a foul ball. Chances are that Alou would have missed it anyway.
In any case, I wish they would just let this story die so that Bartman can live his life in peace.