Alou, now with the Mets, said he wouldn't have caught the now-infamous pop foul in the 2003 National League Championship Series that hit the heel of Bartman's hand in the eighth inning of Game 6, prolonging an inning in which the Marlins later rallied for the lead . . . "Everywhere I play, even now, people still yell, 'Bartman! Bartman!' I feel really bad for the kid," Alou told Associated Press columnist Jim Litke. "You know what the funny thing is?" he added a moment later. "I wouldn't have caught it, anyway."Pardon my French, but fuck you, Alou. The whole reason L'affaire Bartman became such a big deal was because Alou jumped up and down and screamed after the play and complained about it in the press conference after the game.
For over four years Bartman has been the butt of jokes and/or the object of scorn for a whole city -- to the point where the guy has had to go essentially hide out -- and only now Alou speaks up about it?
Call me crazy, but I have this feeling Alou's comments aren't going to make Bartman feel any better about all of this.