Don’t look now, but there’s a Steve Bartman movie coming to ESPN

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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.

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