Cubs Gift Bartman with World Series Ring

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The most vilified Chicago Cubs in history gets to share in the franchise’s most historic moment.

The team announced Monday it gave Steve Bartman a World Series ring.  It even bears his name on the side.  Bartman became the scapegoat during the 2003 NLCS.  He tried to catch a foul ball.  Instead, he deflected it from the outstretched arms of then Left Fielder Moises Alou.

Cubs owner Tom Ricketts said the gift is a way to close an unfortunate chapter in team history, as well as remind people to treat each other with respect.

Bartman released a statement.  He said he’s not worthy of the ring.  But, is grateful and deeply moved to have received one.

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