Catching Hell

Catching Hell

DVD - 2011
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With five outs remaining in Game 6 of the 2003 NLCS, a foul ball descended from the cold Chicago sky. As a flurry of hands reached for the ball, it was fatefully tipped away from the outstretched glove of outfielder Moises Alou. Steve Bartman instantly became the focus of rage for long-suffering Cubs fans everywhere. Alex Gibney explores the phenomenon of scapegoating through the lenses of two infamous moments in sports history. Includes bonus features.
Publisher: [United States] : Team Marketing, 2011.
Branch Call Number: 796.3570973
Characteristics: 1 videodisc (103 min.) : sd., col. ; 4 3/4 in.
Additional Contributors: Gibney, Alex

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One of the most unforgettable moments in Chicago Cubs lore might not matter as much now that the Cubs finally won a modern-day World Series. But who could forget Steve Bartman who tipped the ball away from outfielder Moises Alou in game six of the 2003 NLCS, and the ensuing mayhem.


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garycornell
Jul 05, 2018

A baseball fan should not miss this film!! Don't call yourself a baseball fan if you miss this film. It is just that important. A very special documentary by a great film maker!!
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pianoDan
May 02, 2015

A well done documentary

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larryseattle
Oct 14, 2014

A good study in scapegoating and group behavior. The fact that pitchers get tired in the 8th and 9th innings of a baseball game gives way to superstition.

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