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"Catching Hell" made me "catch" a migraine

“Catching Hell” made me “catch” a migraine

In 2003, I was sitting in my living room, decked out in a Cubs T-Shirt, Cubs long sleeve, Cubs jersey, and Cubs hat when Steve Bartman reached out for the foul ball.  Instantly I knew that Moises Alou would have caught the ball.  I didn’t even need a replay.  The next few hours were brutal.…

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"Catching Hell" set to break hearts all over again

“Catching Hell” set to break hearts all over again

The time has finally arrived for Cubs fans around the nation to undergo self-torture by watching ESPN’s 30 for 30 documentary entitled “Catching Hell”.  It explores the consequences of the Steve Bartman incident as well as the grander subject of scapegoating in sports.  It will definitely be tough to relive the moments of Game 6…

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Bartman doc 'Catching Hell' debuts in NY

Bartman doc ‘Catching Hell’ debuts in NY

Here’s the L.A. Times’ report on “Catching Hell,” the Steve Bartman documentary premiering at the Tribeca Film Festival in New York: Los Angeles Dodgers fans who are worried about their team’s lackluster recent history have nothing on Chicago Cubs supporters, who have endured a century-long championship drought. Perhaps no postseason was more painful for the…

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