Thursday, August 3, 2017
JSS: Bartman's Ring- Little Cub Fans-- Sox, What Sox?
JSS-- Just Some Stuff
1. BARTMAN RING-- I was glad to see the Chicago Cubs give Steve Bartman a 2016 World Series Ring. He only did what everyone else in his section at Wrigley Field was doing, and that was grab for the foul baseball.
After he suffered in silence for 14-years and was the scapegoat of the Cub's phenomenal collapse in the 2003 NLCS. The Cubs were ahead in the sixth game and a win would have sent them to the World Series for the first time since 1945. After he (and the rest of the fans sitting around him) may have interfered with the Cubs player catching the ball, the Cubs player went insane, as did the while team and they lost that game and then the next one to end the World Series run. I always blame Cubs manager Dusty Baker for not doing his job and calming his team down.
The pain and agony that all the Cubs fans put him through afterwards and the way he dealt with it was amazing. Always a guy with a lot of class. The Cubs said they hope the ring provides closure on an unfortunate chapter. Steve Bartman, ever the class-guy (sure wish that lawyer behind him who scooped up the baseball could have been half the man), replied to the Cubs, "Although I do not consider myself worthy of such an honor, I am deeply moved and sincerely grateful." Well deserved.
2. LITTLE CUB FANS-- Doctors and nurses in and around the Chicagoland area have noticed a spike in births of babies of recent. That would make conception somewhere around November 2, 2016, when the Cubs clinched Game Seven of the World Series. Obviously some folks were not out in the streets around
Wrigley Field. or, THEY CELEBRATED WHEN THEY GOT HOME.
3. SOX, WHAT SOX?-- Now I realize the Chicago White Sox are having a horrible year, but just try to go into a local bar and find the Sox game on TV. I often have to ask the bartender to put it on. I tell you, we can't get NO respect. Right, Rodney?
Way to Celebrate Cubs Fans. --RoadDog
Cubs-Sox Crosstown Rivalry: Sox Fan to Cubs Fan-- The last Cub to throw a no-hitter was your pitching machine.