October 14, 2003. NLCS Game 6. Chicago Cubs vs Florida Marlins. The Cubs have a 3-2 series lead. After taking two of three in Florida, they’re back at home with Mark Prior on the mound and a chance to go to their first World Series since 1945. It’s the eighth inning, the Cubs have a 3-0 lead, Prior is pitching a three-hit shoutout, and the Cubs are a mere five outs away from the Fall Classic. Juan Pierre stands on second. Luis Castillo is at the plate. Full count. Castillo slices a foul ball down the third-base side towards the stands, possibly playable for Cubs left fielder Moises Alou. He leaps and….oh, have you heard this story before? You have. Okay, my bad.
It’s twelve years later, and the hurt is still there for a lot of Cubs fans. So to get you through the day, here’s five Steve Bartman videos to give you a laugh…hopefully.
5I’m F***in Steve Bartman
Yes, that’s Sarah Spain, and yes, it’s hilarious.
4It’s A Foul Ball, What Harm Can It Do?
Remember this quick gem from Family Guy?
3Will Ferrell Calls The Play As Harry Caray
Moses Alou….classic. No, that’s not a typo.
2The Steve Bartman Story
How did Steve Bartman end up in that seat in the first place? Funny or Die walks you through the story.