The Longest Now


Bartman Cometh
Wednesday October 15th 2003, 11:14 pm
Filed under: poetic justice

Oh, it’s just too good.  First, his name is Bartman.  I didn’t realize any real person had that name.  Second, he’s a total Cubs fan — went to spring training — and he teaches baseball for a living And there’s a good chance he will spend his entire life wondering whether he single-handedly kept the Cubs from winning the World Series.  Aeschylus couldn’t have worked up a better skeleton plot.  Now all we need is an emotional family twist, the possibility of an anguished suicide, and a little editorializing by the gods who arranged all of this.


Third, the reactions in Florida are delightful [emphasis mine]:



       In Florida, Gov. Jeb Bush said an offer of asylum to Bartman might be a good idea…
      …an oceanfront retreat in Pompano Beach offered him a free three-month stay if he needed to get out of Chicago.
                                      [quoted from an article today on MSNBC.com]


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