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Welcome to The Grill: Steve Bartman's World Series ring is the start of a slippery slope

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Last month,the Chicago Cubs announced that they would be gifting a 2016 World Series ring to Steve Bartman, the fan at the center of the most infamous non-catch in baseball history. Gifting a championship ring to the man many have unfairly blamed as part of the 108-year World Series drought is undeniably a classy gesture by the organization. But we here at The Grill are skeptical that Mr. Bartman deserves such an honor.

It's a slippery slope, folks. If Steve Bartman gets a ring, who's next? Check out the clip above to hear about our concerns about what this might mean for the future of World Series rings. 

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