Cubs fans in forgiving mood for Steve Bartman after team gives him World Series ring

Steve Bartman, once Public Enemy No. 1 in Chicago, has apparently been forgiven by not just the Cubs, but their fans as well.

The Cubs’ announcement Monday that they had given a 2016 World Series ring to Bartman caught many by surprise. Bartman, of course, was vilified and threatened by Cubs fans for tipping a foul ball that left-fielder Moises Alou tried to catch near the stands during Game 6 of the 2003 NLCS. Chicago lost that game en route to blowing a 3-2 series lead to the Marlins.

The majority of fans on social media Monday seemed in a very forgiving mood of Bartman, and cheered the Cubs’ gesture.

Phillies fans had voted for Rose to be honored as part of the team’s annual Alumni Weekend, despite the fact he is on MLB’s permanently ineligible list and, thus, banned from Baseball Hall of Fame induction, for betting on baseball.

The wording of Rose’s quote in Wednesday’s news release appears to indicate that while the Phillies said the decision was made “with” Rose, it likely was a unilateral move on the team’s part and he acquiesced.

“While I am truly honored that the Phillies fans voted for me to be this year’s Wall of Fame inductee, I am concerned that other matters will overshadow the goodwill associated with Alumni Weekend,” Rose said in the statement, “and I agree with the decision not to participate.”

The Rose bobblehead that was scheduled to be given away Friday will not be distributed, and in lieu of honoring Rose on Saturday, the Phillies will instead pay tribute to past wall of fame inductees.

Fans with tickets to Friday’s or Saturday’s games can exchange Make Cheap Jerseys Online them Kids Cheap Jerseys for another 2017 game or get a refund, the team said.

Pro Football Hall of Fame: 2017 inductees, ceremony start time, TV info

The Pro Football Hall of Fame Class of 2017 will enshrined Saturday, Aug. 5, in Canton, Ohio. Enshrinement Week features a number of events for fans and inductees, including autograph sessions, photo opportunities with the Gold Jackets and a parade.

The week also included Thursday’s annual Hall of Fame Game, in which the Cowboys beat the Cardinals, 20-18.

The Class of 2017 consists of Morten Andersen (kicker), Terrell Davis (running back), Kenny Easley (safety), Jerry Jones (owner, president and general manager), Jason Taylor (defensive end), LaDainian Tomlinson (running back) and Kurt Warner (quarterback).

The Pro Football Hall of Fame weekend kicked off with the Hall of Fame Game. The Dallas Cowboys beat the the Arizona Cardinals, 20-18, at Tom Benson Hall of Fame Stadium in Canton, Ohio.

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Savage was challenged to recognize pressure from the Panthers’ strong front, and he struggled to pull the trigger quickly enough. That was the same brand of skittishness he showed subbing for Brock Osweiler at the end of last season.

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