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Steve Bartman declines fans' invite to attend Cubs-Pirates wild-card game

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2 Point Lead: Bartman Speaks

You remember that play, right? When that innocent fan reached for a foul ball -- like anyone else would do -- and literally caught hell?

In the eighth inning of Game 6 of the 2003 National League Championship Series, with Chicago ahead 3–0 and holding a 3-2 lead in the best-of-seven series, several fans attempted to grab a foul ball, hit by Florida second baseman Luis Castillo.

One of the fans -- and man named Steve Bartman -- reached for it, deflected the ball and disrupted a potential catch by Cubs outfielder Moisés Alou. Then, the floodgates opened for a Marlins rally and the Cubs lost the game and, eventually, the series.

That poor guy was immediately getting harassed by angry Chicago fans and he'd later be blamed for the team's dreadful World Series drought being extended in the most painful fashion.

Bartman has never been seen or heard from again in the pubic eye since the incident -- until his spokesman, on behalf of his family friend, politely declined an invite from Cubs fans to attend their wild-card tilt against the Pittsburgh Pirates this week.

What would it look like if Bartman, himself, actually addressed the Cubs fans?

We decided to explore. Check out the video above.

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