Originally Posted by Railsplitter
I always thought Bartman was unjustly blamed. In fact I think as many as six people were reaching for the ball.
That's a good point but I think that people overlook the fact that Prior was still up 1-2 in the count with one out and up two runs. People also overlook the bobbled double play ball that would have ended the inning. Had Alou not freaked out the way he did, I wonder if people would have blamed Bartman. I still don't think I have ever seen a player freak out like that over a foul ball.