Cubs Fans, Look Away Now

Yeah, that's real. It's a Cubs cap with a 2003 World Series patch, and it was placed in players' lockers late in Game 6 of the NLCS, anticipating a almost-certain Chicago victory. » 10/14/14 4:41pm 10/14/14 4:41pm

10 Years Later, Steve Bartman Remains A Tragedy

He was a diehard Cubs fan, the sort who listens to the radio while at the game, and he had one of the best seats in the house. The Cubs were on the verge of the World Series. It should've been the happiest moment of his life. » 10/14/13 10:45am 10/14/13 10:45am

The Zinedine Zidane Headbutt Statue Is A Powerful Homage To French…

You've probably heard by now that France - a country that Lady Liberty would tell you knows from great statues - has unveiled one of the world's finest tributes to tantrums. The pair of 16-foot resin figures outside the Pompidou Center depict everyone's favorite soccer violence blooper: Zinedine Zidane's forehead… » 9/29/12 10:55pm 9/29/12 10:55pm

Steve Bartman's True Identity Revealed: He's Al Bundy

First, we brought you the Jose Canseco joke that launched a thousand Jose Canseco jokes. Now, we bring you evidence that Steve Bartman is Al Bundy. Or perhaps even more insidious, Bartman was merely a stooge in a wide ranging conspiracy to prove the writers of Married...With Children soothsaying oracles (neighbor… » 5/13/12 11:20am 5/13/12 11:20am

Listen To The Longest Soccer Goal Call Without A Pause Ever

Your morning roundup for Oct. 1, the day the nanny state says you're no longer allowed to legally fornicate with animals in Florida. Got any stories or photos for us? Tip your editors. » 10/01/11 9:30am 10/01/11 9:30am

How Has Steve Bartman Avoided Showing Up On The Internet After All…

It seems strange—miraculous, even—that sites like ours or other media outlets have yet to catch even a glimpse of Steve Bartman post-hibernation. No candid cellphone pic popping up on a Chicagoan's Facebook page. No first-hand account of a Bartman sighting at the laundromat or the gym or an Applebee's in Schaumburg.… » 9/28/11 9:40am 9/28/11 9:40am

Deadspin Classic: A Prayer For Steve Bartman

Alex Gibney's film Catching Hell—about Cubdom's favorite scapegoat, Steve Bartman—aired tonight on ESPN. Last year, we adapted the following excerpt about Bartman from Will Leitch's book Are We Winning? Fathers and Sons and the New Golden Age of Baseball. Originally published May 4, 2010. » 9/27/11 9:20pm 9/27/11 9:20pm

Steve Bartman Not Allowed To Die Quietly

ESPN is producing a documentary on Steve Bartman, finally giving the world the narrative no one asked for. It's sure to rip out the hearts of Cubbies fans, the players don't want it, and I'm guessing Bartman's not thrilled either. » 8/02/09 3:15pm 8/02/09 3:15pm

I Know Steve Bartman And This Man Is No Steve Bartman

See this fan? He almost grabbed the ball that DeWayne Wise caught to save Mark Buehrle's perfect game. He should feel, really, really, really bad. [Washington Times] » 7/25/09 12:00pm 7/25/09 12:00pm

Why Your Stadium Sucks: Wrigley Field

This is a new weekly feature in which I (and maybe you, too, readers) detail the various reasons for hating your ballpark. This week: The Chicago Cubs' Wrigley Field. » 6/12/09 3:00pm 6/12/09 3:00pm

Bartman Spurns $25k Autograph Offer

Putting a quick end to the will he or won't he autograph spectacle » 7/24/08 1:30pm 7/24/08 1:30pm, Steve Bartman is not going to appear at the National Sports Collectors Convention in Rosemont, . Interestingly, Bartman issued the response through his friend Frank Murtha. Meaning that Bartman himself remains hidden away in a covert chamber…

Steve Bartman Offered $25k for a Single Autograph


Reclusive Cubs anti-christ Steve Bartman has incentive to come out into the light of day thanks to a $25k autograph offer from a sports collectors show. According to the Orlando Sentinel this would be the most ever paid to a living person for a single autograph. What exactly does Bartman need to do? » 7/23/08 12:30pm 7/23/08 12:30pm

Moises Alou's Timing Leaves Much To Be Desired

As has been well documented, if Moises Alou, back in 2003, just slowly jogs away from the left-field wall, no one ever knows who Steve Bartman is, and people can go back to blaming Alex Gonzalez or Mark Prior or whomever they want to blame. (You know, people who actually played.) A few years ago, Alou said he… » 4/02/08 4:00pm 4/02/08 4:00pm