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Fenway
05-21-2006, 02:57 PM
Gonzalez decides to retire

http://sports.espn.go.com/mlb/news/story?id=2452920


His error was a lot more important than Steve Bartman. History isn't fair

34 Inch Stick
05-22-2006, 02:43 PM
I know our financial situations are different but I could take a little beating of my pride for 750,000.

ChetChat
05-23-2006, 04:21 PM
It was he that had the error that was the first of the chain of events, right? in that historic cubs collapse?

Deebs14
05-23-2006, 04:27 PM
It was he that had the error that was the first of the chain of events, right? in that historic cubs collapse?

Yeah, he had the taylor made DP ball hit to him which he booted..ultimately opening up the flood gates.

But don't tell that to Flub fans. :rolleyes:

BRDSR
05-23-2006, 04:59 PM
It was he that had the error that was the first of the chain of events, right? in that historic cubs collapse?

Actually, I thought the error followed the infamous Bartman incident? Could be wrong.

In any case, it was a tailor-made double play ball. Poor Bartman, just doing what any mortal in that seat would have done.

whitesoxwilkes
05-23-2006, 05:00 PM
Yeah, he had the taylor made DP ball hit to him which he booted..ultimately opening up the flood gates.

But don't tell that to Flub fans. :rolleyes:

Wait...that was before the Bartman incident? I thought it was immediately after.

Deebs14
05-23-2006, 05:01 PM
Wait...that was before the Bartman incident? I thought it was immediately after.

Oops, I read that wrong. You are correct sir. :redface:

whitesoxwilkes
05-23-2006, 05:19 PM
Oops, I read that wrong. You are correct sir. :redface:


See, that's Just what the blue Corporation
wants you to believe. They are Trying their Best
to completely eliminate the Bartman Fiasco by
Using mind erasing techniques.

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DumpJerry
05-23-2006, 06:00 PM
IIRC, it was the Prior's first pitch after Alou couldn't get a handle on that foul ball in the corner. Some guy whose name is not Bartman (don't tell the Tribune) caught the ball instead of Moisture....

TDog
05-23-2006, 06:01 PM
It was he that had the error that was the first of the chain of events, right? in that typical cubs collapse?

Fixed it for you.

QCIASOXFAN
05-23-2006, 06:11 PM
I was all Steve Bartman's fault.:tongue:

beckett21
05-23-2006, 06:26 PM
See, that's Just what the blue Corporation
wants you to believe. They are Trying their Best
to completely eliminate the Bartman Fiasco by
Using mind erasing techniques.

Digitally Insurgent Since 1998

heh heh he heh heh heh

:D:

Pierzynski 12
05-23-2006, 07:06 PM
Cubs are still blaming Bartman for that routine ground ball.:D:

ChetChat
05-24-2006, 11:35 AM
Fixed it for you.

Thanks! and DumpJerry, you seem to know the course of events all too well :wink:
And my dumb question de jour, what is IIRC?

DumpJerry
05-24-2006, 02:30 PM
Thanks! and DumpJerry, you seem to know the course of events all too well :wink:
And my dumb question de jour, what is IIRC?
Well, it was, until April-October, 2005, one of my favorite baseball moments.
IIRC=if I recall correctly.

patbooyah
05-24-2006, 02:38 PM
This brings me back to my ultimate blame of Moises Alou. He threw his mitt down and had a temper tantrum, and I think that affected the team's focus, thus leading to the error and the total meltdown.

Iwritecode
05-24-2006, 04:40 PM
IIRC, it was the Prior's first pitch after Alou couldn't get a handle on that foul ball in the corner. Some guy whose name is not Bartman (don't tell the Tribune) caught the ball instead of Moisture....

It wasn't the first pitch. Prior threw a wild pitch/passed ball in between.

DumpJerry
05-24-2006, 05:04 PM
It wasn't the first pitch. Prior threw a wild pitch/passed ball in between.
I guess I forgot that because it was expected........................:wink:

chisoxmike
05-26-2006, 12:57 AM
Cubs are still blaming Bartman for that routine ground ball.:D:

No, but...dude....it messed with their heads. How can you think about a ground ball like that after the Bartman incident???

No joke... that was TWO cubs fans trying to tell me how the "bartman incident" DIRECTLY contributed to the botched DP.