Who Is The Tool Of The Week? [VOTE]
It’s that time again to pick who you think is the Tool of the Week! This time we were inspired by the Cubs being in the World Series for the first time since 1945 and thought we would let you decide who is more at fault for the Cubs' futility: Steve Bartman's 2013 interference or the Curse of the Billy Goat. Read up below and let us know what you think for our Tool of the Week!
It looked like things were shaping up to be a historic 2003 World Series as both the Chicago Cubs and the Boston Red Sox were on the cusp of facing each other in the final. The Sox had of course the late inning collapse in Game Seven with Aaron Boone hitting a walk-off homer, but the Cubs had Steve Bartman. The green turtleneck wearing spectator reached out on a foul ball and knocked it out of the hand of Moises Alou, who was trying to grab a big out. Alou threw a fit and fans started revolting against Bartman and called him the 'scapegoat' for the Marlins' rally that began soon thereafter. That was the last time the fan was seen again at Wrigley Field.
The Curse of the Billy Goat was allegedly developed in 1945 when the owner of the Billy Goat Tavern, Billy Sianis, was told he had to leave Wrigley Field after his pet goat was distracting fans with its smell. Reportedly Sianis said, "them Cubs, they ain't gonna win no more" on his way out of the stadium, cursing the team in the process. Chicago did not reach the World Series again afterwards until this past weekend, but the 108 year drought of championship futility continues...unless the Cubs come out on top of this series.
The choice is up to you know to let us know whether or not Bartman or the Billy Goat Curse is the more deserving choice for this week's Tool of the Week! Voting is open until Friday morning at 6 a.m.!