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Cubs Fans Are Furious With Fan Interference Call In Cincinnati

A general view of the Cincinnati Reds ballpark.

CINCINNATI, OH - MARCH 30: A general view during the national anthem prior to the Opening Day game between the Cincinnati Reds and Washington Nationals at Great American Ball Park on March 30, 2018 in Cincinnati, Ohio. (Photo by Joe Robbins/Getty Images)

You would think that after winning the World Series in 2016 and ending the curse that Chicago Cubs fans would have completely exorcised the memory of the Steve Bartman incident from their minds. But after a call in their game today against the Cincinnati Reds, those old memories have come roaring back.

Early in the game, Cubs first baseman Anthony Rizzo it a ball into foul territory that Reds right fielder Phillip Ervin tried to catch. But a Reds fan got in the way, causing it to go foul.

However, due to MLB rules, Rizzo was declared out for fan interference, ending the inning with Cubs runners on second and third.

The fan was ejected following the play.

The play brought back memories to the controversial incident in Game 6 of the 2003 NLCS when Moises Alou attempted to nab a fly ball, only for Cubs fan Steve Bartman to swat at the ball and prevent him from getting the out.

The Cubs lost the game and went on to lose the series, causing many Cubs fans to make Bartman the scapegoat for the loss.

Bartman has avoided the Chicago Cubs and public appearances ever since.

However, after the Cubs won the World Series in 2016, he was awarded a championship ring by Cubs owner Tom Ricketts.

The Reds lead 3-0 through five innings.