I was just watching last year's NLDS game 2 to remind myself of what the Cubs are trying to avoid doing again, if you know what I mean. There was a play during the 6th inning where I think it was Blake DeWitt hit a pop fly down the left field line which bounced bounced off the crushed brick before Soriano could field it, and the ball bounced out of play, right into the infamous area known as the Bartman area of the seats.
I attended this game and when that play happened, I heard someone blurt out the phrase "Bartman!!" Can't some people just forgive and forget? I have. But have you? My point is, the Cubs have lost nine straight playoff games, eight straight since the Bartman incident. But it seems like every one of those last eight losses have been a one sided affair. There's a trend in all these loses, Cubs shutdown, the opponent scores a bunch of unanswered runs, and it's de-ja-vu agony all over again for the Cubs.
I try not to be supersticious (if I spelled that right) but then again, I'm a Cubs fan and I want to see the Cubs win in the playoffs just as much as the next Cubs fan. Maybe, if Cubs nation as a whole could do something "spiritual" ...if you will, to forgive Bartman (blowing up the Bartman ball and then serving it as cuisine didn't work), maybe that will put a positive spin on the Cubs in the playoffs, maybe not, but what have we got to lose?
Think about it now..... any thoughts, comments? Agree, disagree? Hopefully I won't have to be defending myself from nasty hateful comments but who cares, I do all I can to treat people the way I want to be treated, expect the same in return but oh well, bash away.
Have YOU forgiven Bartman? A simple "yes" or "no" will do.
yes (119 votes)
no (27 votes)
146 total votes