Steve Bartman Goes to the Movies

Fan interference goes Hollywood

By Andrew Greiner
|  Thursday, Jul 30, 2009  |  Updated 8:59 AM CDT
View Comments (
Top Sports Photos

Getty Images

Grab your popcorn for a Bartman special.

Photos and Videos
More Photos and Videos

Poor Steve Bartman. Will the headphone wearing, fan interference-poster boy ever get a break from scrutiny?

Apparently not.
Bartman is as much a part of Cubs lore as the Billy Goat, Ronny Woo Woo and losing.
Now he’s getting his own documentary.
ESPN announced this week that they will air an hour-long look at one of the hardest-luck fans in sports. Alex Gibney, who gained accolades for his Oscar-nominated Enron documentary, wrote and directed the film about Bartman.
The sports channel said that Gibney’s documentary will attempt to answer the question: Can Bartman ever forgive Chicago?
That’s where things get a little sticky.
Sure, it’s widely accepted that Bartman didn’t cause the Game-6 collapse in 2003 (if you remember that painful night, it was clear that Mark Prior had a meltdown and shortstop Alex Gonzalez forgot how to field ground balls), but forgiving Chicago? Please. We’ve got nothing to apologize for.
The Bartman doc, which still lacks a title, will be part of ESPN’s “30 for 30” series, which celebrates the channel’s 30th anniversary with 30 sports-themed documentaries.

Get the latest headlines sent to your inbox!
View Comments (
Leave Comments
What's New
Get Our Weather App
Stay ahead of the storm with the NBC... Read more
Follow Us
Sign up to receive news and updates that matter to you.
Send Us Your Story Tips
Check Out