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.
MORE FROM YARDBARKER

Andre Johnson willing to take pay cut with Texans?

Mets star David Wright reaches out to sons of slain NYPD officer

Panthers coach replaces break-in victims’ Christmas presents

Bruce Arians benches Logan Thomas on Christmas Day

Richard Sherman: Marshawn Lynch having MVP season

Curt Schilling tweeted advice to Johnny Manziel

LIKE WHAT YOU SEE?
GET THE DAILY NEWSLETTER:

Aaron Rodgers buys TVs for Packers teammates

Harbaugh smiled when asked about Michigan's bday tweet

Jackie Robinson West Little League accused of cheating

Police: Fire that burned down McClain's home 'suspicious'

Furniture store will refund purchases if OSU wins title

What each NFC team in the hunt should ask for from Santa

'Roberto' Gronkowski wishes Pats fans Feliz Navidad

Are the Seahawks back on track?

WATCH: LeBron gets standing ovation from Heat fans in return

15 defunct bowls that leave the holidays feeling empty

Should the NFL's playoff seeding system change?

WATCH: Kenny Smith pushes Shaq into a Christmas tree

Q&A with Rich Eisen; TNF, DirecTV and living in LA

Is the NFL playoff system heading south?

WATCH: Quincy Acy ejected for throwing punch at John Wall

Billy Beane did not want to trade Josh Donaldson

Peyton Manning plans to be back with Broncos next year

WATCH: Blazers announcer botches Damian Lillard call

MLB News
Delivered to your inbox
You'll also receive Yardbarker's daily Top 10, featuring the best sports stories from around the web. Customize your newsletter to get articles on your favorite sports and teams. And the best part? It's free!

By clicking "Sign Me Up", you have read and agreed to the Fox Sports Digital Privacy Policy and Terms of Use. You can opt out at any time. For more information, please see our Privacy Policy.

'Roberto Gronkowski wishes fans Feliz Navidad

Are the Seahawks back on track?

Wright reaches out to slain officer's sons

Q&A with Rich Eisen; TNF, DirecTV and living in LA

Dan Le Batard sums up Miami's relationship with LeBron

Is the NFL playoff system heading south?

WATCH: Announcer botches call

Police: McClain fire 'suspicious'

10 Week 17 NFL matchups that will impact the playoffs

Bahamas Bowl ends on crazy Hail Mary

49ers OT Davis takes shot at coordinator

Will FIFA ever care to change?

Today's Best Stuff
For Bloggers

Join the Yardbarker Network for more promotion, traffic, and money.

Company Info
Help
What is Yardbarker?

Yardbarker is the largest network of sports blogs and pro athlete blogs on the web. This site is the hub of the Yardbarker Network, where our editors and algorithms curate the best sports content from our network and beyond.