Theo Epstein: Why He Needs Steve Bartman to Throw 2012 Opening Day First Pitch

October 12, 2011 by  

The Cubs are, apparently, a cursed franchise.

How does one break a curse?

By exorcising it of course.

There are evidently a number of curses befouling the Cubs. Most recently, there's the curse of Steve Bartman.

Bartman was an ordinary fan at an NLCS game who became infamous for catching a foul ball that could have sent the Cubs to the World Series.

Anyway, the Cubs haven't won since and need to find a way to remove the curse before they can be successful moving forward.

The best way to do this is to embrace Bartman.

He has become the bane of most Chicago Cubs ...

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