Infamous fan Steve Bartman to receive Cubs World Series ring

Many Cubs fans believe Bartman's controversial foul ball touch contributed to the Cubs losing the 2003 National League Championship Series.
1:33 | 08/01/17

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Transcript for Infamous fan Steve Bartman to receive Cubs World Series ring
And finally tonight, he was a good-hearted cubs fan, but after a rookie mistake he became a baseball pariah. Now the team is extending an olive branch. The cubs win the world series! It was an epic victory for the windy city. The cubs winning the world series. Their first title since 1908. Made only sweeter because of a bitter incident in 2003 simply known in Chicago lore as "The Bartman ball." And this diehard cubs fan was the face of it. Steve Bartman reaching for a foul ball during game 6 of the championship series. Interfering with a catch that many say altered the course of cubs history. The marlins go on to win it all. Bartman instantly becomes Chicago's most infamous fan. Even getting death threats. But today, 14 years later, forgiveness. The cubs adding one more to the team of ring holders, giving Bartman a world series ring of his own. The team wrote in a statement, "We hope this provides closure on an unfortunate chapter of the story that has perpetuated throughout our quest to win a long-awaited world series." The reclusive Bartman issuing his own statement. "Although I do not consider myself worthy of such an honor, I am deeply moved and sincerely grateful to receive an official Chicago cubs 2016 world series championship ring. My family and I will cherish it for generations." As they say in Chicago, go cubs go. Go cubs go!

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