Look away, Cub fans. More Steve Bartman-themed programming is coming to a television near you.
ESPN will air a documentary about Chicago’s least-liked fan at 7 p.m. on Sept. 27 as part of a seven-film documentary series under its “30 For 30” banner.
The project is titled “Catching Hell” and chronicles that now-infamous 2003 NLCS game and the subsequent scapegoating of Bartman. Oscar-winning documentarian Alex Gibney “relates the scapegoat compulsion to his own frustration as a Red Sox fan
when Bill Buckner was similarly singled out for letting a fateful ground
ball go through his legs in Game 6 of the 1986 World Series,” according to a release from ESPN Films.
Sounds like a lot of fun, doesn’t it?
At least the Cubs will be in the thick of the playoff race at that time, according to manager Mike Quade.