Found April 01, 2012 on Rumors and Rants:
I watched Catching Hell, the documentary by Alex Gibney about the Steve Bartman debacle in 2003, again this Sunday morning. My initial reaction was to just update my Facebook status with something snarky aimed at all my Cub-fan friends (again). God, those people are fun to poke with a stick. Those Cubs fans are, of course, the real villains (along with the press) of the film and of Steve Bartman’s life. They treated that man awfully for little or no reason simply because they bought into a mob mentality and stopped thinking. The film even makes fun of Chicago fans by obliquely comparing them to Dominican fans who have “traces of voodoo” in their history, but who do not believe in baseball curses. Bad behavior by the fans also gives Cubs fans something in common with Boston and New York fans as well. Yankee fans’ treatment of Babe Ruth and Roger Maris (and many others on their own team) has been well-documented, and they are the recognized king-sociopaths of baseball fandom. Or they...
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