Watching PTI wrap up the Jim Joyce debacle stating the home plate greeting as the olive branch to move forward. Michael Wilbon quickly made a reference between Joyce and Steve Bartman and found the similarities interesting. Empathizing the century long World Series drought the Cubs have endured opposed to a one-day, never happened in franchise history event. If Leyland (afterwards) and Galarraga conducted themselves like Dusty Baker and Felipe Alou. would we have a Bartman type scenario? Have we learend from it? Or was Bartman the victim outsider opposed to Joyce's fraternal ties to the game?
Mike Lantry, 1972