Steve Bartman was run out of Chicago after he interfered with a foul ball during the 2003 NLCS. Cubs nation blamed Bartman for the Cubs’ century-long World Series drought continuing and they ruined Steve’s life for it, but now that the Chicago Cubs have FINALLY WON THE WORLD SERIES!!! people are speculating how Steve Bartman’s life will change for the better.
The Chicago Cubs will hold their World Series parade today beginning at 11am EST (10am Central), and many wondered if this would be Steve Bartman’s re-introduction to the world of sports after he’s been living in relative seclusion for over a decade. Speaking through a legal representative, Steve Bartman said he will NOT be attending the Cubs’ World Series parade but not out of fear of being shot/mugged and/or kissed to death by forgiving fans…Steve Bartman’s reason for not attending this year’s parade is truly legit:
“We don’t intend to crash the parade,’’ Murtha said. “The one thing that Steve and I did talk about was if the Cubs were to win, he did not want to be a distraction to the accomplishments of the players and the organization.’’
When USA Today contacted Steve Bartman’s legal representative and asked about how Steve Bartman was reacting to the Cubs FINALLY winning the World Series there wasn’t any sense of relief, he was just being a fan:
“He was just overjoyed that the Cubs won, as all the Cubs fans are,’’ Frank Murtha, a lawyer who has served as Bartman’s spokesman, told USA TODAY Sports on Thursday.
Regardless of Steve’s answer, I’m saying that he’s 100% feeling a sense of relief. In that moment when the Cubs finally won the World Series, I’m sure he was just elated at his team finally won and was feeling nothing but joy. Now that a day or so has passed I also bet that it’s finally sunk into Steve’s mind that he is no longer ‘that guy’, and can finally get back to just living his life.
…(h/t USA Today)…