Wednesday, October 15, 2003

Time to consider relocation


The key to the Marlins' eight-run eighth inning may well have been a play made by an overzealous Cubs fan, so eager to take home a keepsake of a historic win that he prevented left fielder Moises Alou from catching a foul popup.

Fan might become part of history

For his part, the man stayed in his seat for another inning, despite taking a large amount of verbal abuse. Several fans were ejected for trying to have a go at the man. For his protection, security guards escorted the man to the holding area during the ninth inning. Cubs security chief Mike Hill refused to give out any details about him, but did say the team gave him a new coat and led him out a different exit after the game so no one could recognize him.

"He was scared to death more than anything," Hill said. "He just wanted to get out of here."

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