Found March 19, 2013 on Sportress of Blogitude:
During Monday’s tilt between the Dominican Republic and the Netherlands in a World Baseball Classic match-up at AT&T Park, Dominican left fielder Moises Sierra made an incredible catch of a foul ball off the bat of Andruw Jones in the top of the first inning, diving into the stands to snag a fly ball…right out of the waiting mitt of a fan eagerly awaiting for his prized souvenir. What makes this amazing play by Sierra that much more intriguing is the fact that Moises Alou is serving as the Dominican Republic’s general manager during the WBC, and if anyone knows more than he wishes he knew about a fan interfering in a play down the left field stands, it’s most certainly that guy. Yep, the infamous Steve Bartman Incident from Game 6 of the 2003 NLCS between Moises Alou’s Chicago Cubs and the then-Florida Marlins at Wrigley Field. In fact, from Alou’s perspective, the similarities, including that he and the player who made the catch share the same first name — but nevertheless resu...
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