Chicago Cubs: 10 Things That Would've Changed If There Was No Bartman Incident

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Chicago Cubs: 10 Things That Would've Changed If There Was No Bartman Incident
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The Bartman Ball

Moises Alou went ballistic. Mark Prior started the fingerpointing. And Alex Gonzalez committed the worst error of his career.

The meltdown has been reviewed over and over (and over), and several players poured gasoline on the fire.  

So playing "what if" with Cubs fans about the Bartman Incident is like poking little caged bears with a long stick: they'll cry, whimper and complain, but there's nothing they can do about it.

It's just mean.

recent episode of ESPN's 30 for 30 looked closely at what happened, interviewed players and fans sitting near Steve Bartman, and made a compelling case that he deserves an apology.

He was a lifelong Cubs fan, taught little league baseball, and got tickets to Game Six for himself and two friends.  

Most of us weren't at the game, much less reaching for that ball like any good fan would. So we're lucky—it could have happened to anyone in his seat.

Even so, what followed is the stuff of legend.

And here are 10 things that might have been different if Bartman had never laid a finger on the ball.

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