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The Chicago Fan...funknuggets
Oct 16, 2003 7:20 AM
What are your thoughts on this poor sap. He will be infamous as the one that killed Chicago's chances. Reports have said people defecated on his porch, there are news crews at his house and work. Funny thing is that every single one of these people screaming at this guy would have done exactly the same thing in his shoes.

You pay big bucks to get a seat that has a shot to get a foul ball in a big series and you actually get a ball and then get death threats for it. Absolutely crazy. I guess his name and address, place of employment and little league team where he coaches is plastered all over the Internet.

So strange.

Dim-witted peoplemohair_chair
Oct 16, 2003 7:37 AM
I don't recall "The Fan" giving up eight runs in one inning. But that's unimportant, isn't it?

Hey, at least Chicago isn't Columbia, where you can be killed for accidentally scoring a goal for the other team. No, Chicago fans are civilized. Defecation on someone's porch is proper in this situation.
Here's some thoughts...Chicago_Steve
Oct 16, 2003 8:03 AM
Let me preface this post by saying that I live about 8 blocks from Wrigley. I've lived in Chicago for 10 years. I am first and formost a BASEBALL fan. And when it comes to Chicago... I am a White Sox fan...

When it comes to sports alot of fans are just plain blind with loyalty. At the start of the season NO ONE was predicting the Cubs to get as far as they did in the playoffs. Mark Prior was an unknown entity, the Cubs had no closer, and first/third base were a complete question mark.

The Cubs overachieved and it showed up in the playoffs. Now they want to pin it on Steve Bartman.

Blind with loyalty you say? Remember Sammy Sosa's corked bat? When Sammy came back from his suspension he was cheered at Wrigley field by adoring fans. Perhaps these fans forgot that the guy was CHEATING using an illegal bat. It's hard for me to cheer for a cheater (not to mention a guy who swings for the fences instead of getting on base to help his team).

The Cubs where not beaten by Steve Bartman; they were beaten by a better team who won the wildcard and more games during the regular season then the Cubs did.

And a final note - CBS Marketwatch just reported that the Tribune had lower then expected earnings in the 3rd quarter and one of the causes was increased costs of running the Cubs organization. Look for the Tribune to cut back in 2004 to appease the stockholders. Ain't it great to be a Cubs fan?
The funny thing -sacheson
Oct 16, 2003 8:51 AM
when you look at a still of the infamous shot, how many hands can you count?

And agreed with the above - he didn't force 8 runs on the Cubbies.
re: The Chicago Fan...Hot Carl
Oct 16, 2003 9:49 AM
A positive fan image was the only thing the Cubs had going for them. It's these psycho fans who are metaphorically defecating on their own porch.

The media didn't help either. The media already crowned them World Series Champs, the curse if finally over, etc. Maybe the player started to believe the hype and forgot to play the game. Once they started believe in the curse, they then started believing in the end of the curse.

How did the guys name and address get publicized? Who ever did that deserves a steaming pile on their porch.
"The Fan" outed himself.Turtleherder
Oct 16, 2003 12:32 PM
He issued a public apology which included his name. This led to the media camping out in his driveway waiting to catch him and give him the third degree. He has since gone into hiding to avoid the harassment.