Saturday, August 09, 2008

Bernie Mac, Steve Bartman, and the Chicago Cubs - forever linked after an infamous incident

Earlier today native Chicagoan and famous comedian Bernie Mac died at the age of 50 of complications from pneumonia...interestingly, will the Chicago Cubs fans forgive Bernie Mac after the incident that took place on October 14, 2003 during the 6th game of the NLCS when the Cubs were playing the Florida Marlins...it was a game that seemed like the Cubs were guaranteed to win as they had a 3-0 lead and were 5 outs away from the World Series...

Most people know about the infamous Steve Bartman incident when he grabbed for the foul ball preventing Moises Alou from making a sure out...immediately following that play,the Cubs fell apart and lost the game and then got smacked in game 7...

But most people do not realize that hard core Cubs fans blame Bernie Mac and not Bartman for the Cubs demise in that series...during the 7th inning stretch, Bernie Mac sang "Take Me Out to the Ballgame" which is a time honored tradition started by the late Harry Caray...when it came to the stanza of "... root, root, root for the Cubbies...," Bernie Mac changed the lyrics and sang, "... root, root, root for the Champions..."...

Cubs fans believe that Bernie Mac started the strange events by jinxing the Cubs when he used the word "Champions"...Bernie Mac later said that he hated the Cubs as he was a hard-core Chicago White Sox fan...

So it will be interesting to see how the Chicago Cubs fans react to Bernie Mac's death...and is this just another way that Bernie Mac is jinxing the Central Division leading Chicago Cubs?...remember, on the day Bernie Mac died, the Cubs have a 5 game lead over the Milwaukee Brewers....

Below is the infamous Bartman play...



1 comment:

T Dizzle said...

Now you've given the ass clown Cubs fans a new goat to beat