Bartman Spurns $25k Autograph Offer Putting a quick end to the will he or won't he autograph spectacle, Steve Bartman is not going to appear at the National Sports Collectors Convention in Rosemont, Illinois. Interestingly, Bartman issued the response through his friend Frank Murtha. Meaning that Bartman himself remains hidden away in a covert chamber somewhere. Where he no doubt continues to listen to his walkman and play Dungeons and Dragons. Seriously, who has been advising Bartman on his PR moves? He could have put this thing to rest years ago. Instead, the Bartman watch continues. Bartman turns down $25,000 offer to sign photo of infamous play [ESPN]