Wrigley Field Had Another Bartman Incident Last Night
There has been a rash of bad fan behavior at Wrigley this past week.
Two bad incidents, in particular, have taken place that clearly violated the unwritten rules of Wrigley field.
First, we had a fight in the bleachers on Monday night. Everyone who sits in the bleachers knows that there is no fighting in the bleachers. It just isn't done.
Then we had a fan last night getting in Anthony Rizzo's way when he was trying to catch a foul ball that had drifted into the stands. Let's count the reasons that this was unacceptable.
- The guy was definitely old enough to know better.
- The Cubs are trying to clinch the division. This was basically a playoff game.
- It was the top of the ninth.
- Do you not remember what happened the last time a fan interfered with a foul ball during a big Cubs game?
Steve Bartman literally nearly lost his life because of that play.
Rizzo was pretty hot after the play as well. Not nearly as animated as Moises Alou was in 2003 but I don't think I've ever seen him that mad during a game.
Now the game had a happy ending when Almora Jr. walked off the game with a single in the tenth, but if things had gone differently and the Cubs lost, I have a feeling that guy would have been made just as famous.
If you go to a Cubs game please remember where you are and have some situational awareness. You never want to be famous for the wrong reason.