10 Years A.B.: It’s the anniversary of Cubs infamous ‘Steve Bartman foul ball’ game
Summary of 4 articles · Updated Oct 14, 2013
And a few minutes after that, midnight arrived and it officially became the 10th anniversary of that infamous moment when Bartman inadvertently got in the way of a foul pop-up near the left-field seats in Game 6 of the 2004 N.L.C.S. Paul Sullivan of the Chicago Tribune marks the 10th anniversary of the "Steve Bartman Game" by reminding us that the reclusively iconic Cubs fan and his team still are estranged, even though a decade has passed since Bartman and other fans interfered with a foul ball that outfielder Moises Alou couldn't catch, a "no play" that happened with the Cubs five outs away from their first World Series since 1945. And ESPN, which stalked Bartman harder than anyone else when he took the high road by laying low. Sullivan gets help from Bartman's spokesman in catching up with a person compared to Osama bin Laden, J.D. Monday marks the 10th anniversary of the one game Cubs fans would prefer to forget, yet it's part of a magical 2003 season that Kerry Wood says was his favorite of his 12 years with the team. On Oct. The 2003 season was Dusty Baker's first as the Cubs manager after leading the Giants to the World Series in '02. Right after Fielder was unable to hold on to the ball, Gomes advanced to third on a wild pitch and scored when Saltalamacchia singled past the Tigers’ drawn-in infield, giving Boston a wild, memorable, 6-5 victory that evened the American League Championship Series at one game apiece.