Well, we had the 10-year anniversary of the infamous Bartman game recently, and I have to say seeing all the programming and written word regarding this reminded me how caught up in sports we all can become. It seems to me there are a couple of different kinds of people -- those who would have shied away from the foul ball at that Cubs game, and those who reach for it. I'm thinking those who grew up playing the game would likely be the ones reaching, and those who grew up afraid of fast-moving balls would be the ones to shy away.
Then I suppose there is a third type, which represents roughly 100 percent of us: those with 20-20 hindsight who say "he should have known the situation and not interfered." Sorry, this doesn't apply -- it's too easy to say, and we all should be glad that we weren't sitting in that seat and it wasn't the anniversary of the (insert your name here) game.
To those who felt the death threats against Bartman were warranted, I would say get a life and realize teams like the Cardinals and Yankees who are considered winning organizations don't blame loses on goats, cats or fans. And to those who like to post comments whenever I have a letter published, let me throw you a bone -- I still think Barack Obama is an absolute disaster as a president.
Elk Grove Village