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Alou’s, Morgan Freeman, Sinatra & Gretzky Have Eaten At Soon-To-Be-Gone Moe’s Diner

I’ve never written about a restaurant for a baseball website but this is an exception. Back in the late 1980s and early-to-mid 1990s, I was a Montreal Expos beat writer and I would frequent the 24-hour diner Moe’s Casse-Croute du Coin located just west of the fabled Montreal Forum on the southwest corner of Lambert-Closse and de Maisonneuve Blvd. I lived not far away, less than...
Via Baseball Hot Corner
December 04, 2015  |  Discuss

Flashback: Steve Bartman becomes the Cubs' latest goat

Few fans ever will reach the level of infamy Steve Bartman did a dozen years ago.It was on Oct. 14, 2003, that Bartman was transformed from a Chicago Cubs fan to a symbol of the team's seemingly cursed existence.On that fateful night, the Cubs were leading the then-Florida Marlins 3-0 in the eighth inning of Game 6 of the NLCS --€“ one win (and five outs) away from the World Series...
Via Fox Sports
October 14, 2015  |  Discuss

Pirates fan dresses as Steve Bartman, fails to curse Cubs

While the real Steve Bartman politely declined an invite to attend the Chicago Cubs’ wild card showdown with the Pittsburgh Pirates at PNC Park Wednesday night, a doppelganger of the most maligned baseball fan in major league history did make an appearance. A presumably pro-Pirates fan arrived at the ballpark dressed up as the man who in an instant became Public Enemy No. 1...
Via Sportress of Blogitude
October 08, 2015  |  Discuss

Chicago Cubs Fans Want Steve Bartman At Wild Card Game Against Pittsburgh Pirates

The 2003 National League Championship Series was historic for all the wrong reasons if you ask Chicago Cubs fans. It was supposed to be the year of the lovable losers. Instead, the Florida (now Miami) Marlins escaped with an NLCS win and eventually defeated the New York Yankees in the World Series. And all of Chicago blamed one man — Steve Bartman. As we all know, Moises Alou,...
Via Gamedayr
October 02, 2015  |  Discuss

Who wants to donate to the 'Get Bartman to Cubs wild-card game' crowdfunding campaign?

The ball was destoyed in 2004 but memories have hardly faded. Cubs fan Steve Bartman remains a scapegoat for the 2003 Chicago Cubs 2003 NLCS collapse as a result of his interference with what may have been an pop out catch by outfielder Moises Alou late in Game 6. If you need a refresher on the play, watch the video above. If you're a Cubs fan, well, you're probably not reading....
Via Fox Sports
October 01, 2015  |  Discuss

Prior, Alou reunited as Padres farm instructors

SAN DIEGO (AP) Mark Prior and Moises Alou, forever linked by the Steve Bartman incident that helped deny the Chicago Cubs a trip to the 2003 World Series, have been reunited as roving minor league instructors with the San Diego Padres. Alou will be a special assistant for player development and Prior will be pitching instructor. Prior was five outs from pitching the Cubs into the...
Via Associated Press
February 04, 2015  |  Discuss

Padres announce Minor League roving coordinators

SAN DIEGO - The San Diego Padres today announced the club's roving minor league instructors for the 2015 season. New to the Padres' staff of minor league roving instructors for the 2015 season are Special Assistant, Player Development Moises Alou, Player Development Consultant Dave Snow, Field and Hitting Coordinator Luis Ortiz, Pitching Coordinator Mark Prior, Minor League Pitching...
Via Fox Sports San Diego
February 04, 2015  |  Discuss

It’s Time to Forgive Steve Bartman

As Cubs fans everywhere remember what could have been, somewhere a certain Steve Bartman continues to receive death threats. 11 years on, Cubs fans still look longingly as the 2003 Cubs team, a plucky group of players, arguably the most successful since 1945. The Cubs were tantalizingly close to a World Series, the fanbase was so ready to shed the decades long stigma derived from...
Via Sports Mockery
October 14, 2014  |  Discuss

5 little-known facts: The Steve Bartman incident (Infographic)

Here at Holdout Sports, we've been getting ready for the MLB postseason by revisiting some of the great moments in the recent past. However, our MLB playoff retrospective wouldn't be complete without revisiting one of the most infamous moments in MLB history: the Steve Bartman incident.In 2003, the Chicago Cubs appeared to be on their way to the World Series for the first time...
Via Holdout Sports
September 30, 2014  |  Discuss

Chicago White Sox P Scott Carroll Asks Moises Alou Interesting Question on Twitter

Posted to Good Guys Wear BlackScott Carroll’s twitter game is on point. He took time out of his busy day to tweet Moises Alou a very important question. Hey @MoisesAlou18 is it true that when you would piss on your hands, it would help with blisters? — Scott Carroll (@Scotty_Carroll) July 28, 2014 Scotty doesn’t know, apparently. The scary part is that I’m not sure if it’s...
Via Sports Mockery
July 27, 2014  |  Discuss

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