Originally written on Sportress of Blogitude  |  Last updated 11/8/14
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 resulting in wholly different outcomes — were to such an extent he addressed them following the game. First, Sierra’s incredible effort in San Francisco, a play that had a huge impact on the outcome on a game that the Dominican Republic ultimately won by a score of 4-1, which sent the Dominican squad to the WBC final. Your browser does not support iframes. Pointing out that the fan who almost prevented Sierra from making the spectacular catch had “glasses like (Steve) Bartman,” Alou said, “(But) maybe that’s a good sign,” adding, “He caught the ball. Maybe we’re going to win the championship.” I bet Alou felt like he was in The Twilight Zone or something. And somewhere, Steve Bartman is left wondering why the play he will forever be remembered for — and despised by Cubs fans over — couldn’t have had this kind of outcome. TweetThe post Moises Sierra’s great catch evokes memories of Bartman for Moises Alou (vid) appeared first on Sportress of Blogitude.
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