As you likely heard a million times by now, the Chicago Cubs won the NL pennant last night, the first time they've done so since World War II ended. It's an exciting time to be a baseball fan in Chicago. Let them have their moment.
On Sunday morning, it was no surprise to see Chicago Tribune writer and sort-of doofus John Kass suggest that the Cubs should bring out Steve Bartman to throw the ceremonial first pitch at Game 3 of the World Series (the first one that will be at Wrigley Field). You may remember Bartman as the unlucky bastard who did what thousands of other fans before and after him have done by reaching out for a foul ball down the left field line in Game 6 of the 2003 National League Championship Series. What came next was a very angry Moises Alou, an eight-run inning (helped in part by an error from Cubs shortstop Alex Gonzalez), and a bunch of pissed off fans venting their frustrations with one of their own.
Afterward, Bartman released a statement and disappeared. He also became a living example of how much it sucks to become infamous for simply being in the wrong place at the wrong time.
Following in Kass's footsteps were a bunch of people on Twitter (oh, and also columnist Jeff Passan of Yahoo Sports) who, uh, basically all came up with the same idea:
Alright, you get the damn point. Also there's likely zero chance he takes this offer.