Life could get even harder for a man who just wants to fade away.
Steve Bartman, the overzealous Cubs fan whose deflection of a foul ball in the 2003 National League Championship Series made him the most prominent in a long line of North Side scapegoats, is the focus of an upcoming ESPN documentary.
As part of its 30th anniversary celebration, ESPN is commissioning 30 one-hour films from 30 filmmakers on various sports-related topics from 1979-2009.
For his contribution, acclaimed documentary producer Alex Gibney (Taxi to the Dark Side, Enron: The Smartest Guys in the Room, Gonzo: The Life and Work of Dr. Hunter S. Thompson) will attempt to answer the question: Can Bartman ever forgive Chicago?
Here's just one reason why that's no given: