Rhymes & Reasons
Redemption for Foul Ball Boy
by Greg Asimakoupoulos
Posted: August 6, 2017
What we can learn from Steve Bartman about grace…
Steve Bartman was the butt of jokes.
To Cubbies fans, he was a goat
some fourteen years ago
His urge to catch a foul ball fly
(that left his critics cursing "why?")
spelled doomsday for the hated lout.
Seve Bartman was Black Bart.
And though he loved his Northside team,
Steve was a hated man it seemed.
He took his life into his hands
whenever he went out.
And then this week redemption came.
A Series ring with Bartman's name
was given to the Foul Ball Boy
to say that all is well.
It is a picture of God's grace.
The guilty one (once deemed abased),
is now included in the clan
that claims the victor's crown.
Greg Asimakoupoulos (pronounced AWESOME-uh-COPE-uh-less) is an ordained minister, published author and a freelance news reporter with the Salem Radio Network. Greg maintains a weekly column called Rhymes and Reasons on The Partial Observer, which he graciously provides to SeniorLifestyle.
Greg's writings have now been assembled in book form. Find out more.
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