Red Sox
Vinik's catch had the opposite effect on the Red Sox than Steve Bartman's play on a foul ball did on the Cubs four years ago. In this October 14, 2003 photo, Cubs left fielder Moises Alou reached into the stands unsuccessfully for a foul ball tipped by fan Steve Bartman against the Marlins in the eighth inning during Game 6 of the NLDS at Wrigley Field. The Marlins won the series and went on to beat the Yankees in the World Series.
The 'anti-Bartman'
Vinik's catch had the opposite effect on the Red Sox than Steve Bartman's play on a foul ball did on the Cubs four years ago. In this October 14, 2003 photo, Cubs left fielder Moises Alou reached into the stands unsuccessfully for a foul ball tipped by fan Steve Bartman against the Marlins in the eighth inning during Game 6 of the NLDS at Wrigley Field. The Marlins won the series and went on to beat the Yankees in the World Series.
(AP Photo)