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Alou vindicates Bartman: "I wouldn't have caught it anyway."

Discussion in 'Sports and News' started by Write-brained, Apr 1, 2008.

  1. Don't know if this is a D-B and really don't care.

    From Philly.com's NL notes:

  2. pallister

    pallister Guest

    It's not Alou's fault Bartman became a pariah; it's the fault of all those whiny idiot Cubs fans who conveniently forget that if Alex Gonzalez could catch, the Cubs would have choked in the World Series, not the NLCS.
  3. Alou's full quote:

    "Everywhere I play, even now, people still yell, `Bartman! Bartman!' I feel really bad for the kid," Alou said. ``Know what the funny thing is? I wouldn't have caught it, anyway."

    Mariotti questions, then, why did he throw down his glove like Tanner from the Bad News Bears.

  4. Armchair_QB

    Armchair_QB Well-Known Member

    It was all Bernie Mac's fault anyway...
  5. TheSportsPredictor

    TheSportsPredictor Well-Known Member

    Why wouldn't you throw a tantrum? Maybe you can convince the ump there was interference. It was his only shot.
  6. Rumpleforeskin

    Rumpleforeskin Active Member

    Video of Steve Bartman being escorted from Wrigley Field.
  7. DanOregon

    DanOregon Well-Known Member

    Let the healing begin...
  8. hockeybeat

    hockeybeat Guest

    One day into the season and Marriotti pumps out a "Cubs are doomed" column. That has to be a record, even for him.
  9. Simon_Cowbell

    Simon_Cowbell Active Member

    What's incredible is how no sportswriter has written this opinion unsolicited.

    As assuredly as Alou was MVP of the 1997 World Series, he never would have caught that.
  10. He even writes them during the offseason.
  11. Herbert Anchovy

    Herbert Anchovy Active Member

    Last edited by a moderator: Dec 15, 2014
  12. broadway joe

    broadway joe Guest

    Are you kidding? As you can tell from LJB's pics, that ball was well within his reach. Alou's a good guy for trying to get the kid off the hook, but he's full of it. He would have made the catch.
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