A true Steve Bartman reference was the only thing this magical Cubs season was missing.
With Kobayashi eating a goat to try to help reverse the curse, now a Cubs fan wants to try to atone for all the Bartman hate from 12 years ago.
Keque Escobedo wants to raise money for Bartman to get to the National League wild-card game next Wednesday (likely in Pittsburgh).
Here is what Escobedo describes:
Lifelong Cubs fan wants to make amends for 2003, lets make it happen. First we need to find him to get him to the big game. If anyone knows where he is at, tell him we are looking for him. The money would pay for his expenses including his ticket, hotel room, flights and a little spending money.
If he cannot be found by time of the big game all the proceeds raised will be donated to the Alzheimer's Association.
First off, good move at the end to throw in the qualifier of "if he cannot be found by time of the big game." That's a very real possibility.
There's a reason Bartman hasn't shown his face in over a decade. A lot of Cubs fans made his life absolutely miserable in 2003 after that fateful foul ball.
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I highly doubt Bartman would ever accept this offer by Cubs fans, but it's a valiant attempt from Escobedo, nonetheless.
My favorite part of all this: