I am watching this show and I can’t believe my eyes: a fan catches a baseball, causing his team to lose. Was this taped before the Cubs game or after? Mighty odd.
The whole fan-catching-a-baseball-and-making-his-team-lose thing happens all the time actually, at least once per season i’m willing to bet. I remember that episode from when it was on FOX a couple of years ago, so its definitely before.
Ah, Grounded for Life. Such a great cast. Such putrid writing. What a waste.
This episode is from the first season. When I saw the coming attractions I thought “Now there’s a timely repeat.”
So the answer to your question is Crystal Ball.
Maier’s escapade predates the show by years, but he didn’t cause his team to lose. He was a Yankee fan in Yankee Stadium; he contributed to a victory. The Bartman situation sounds much more analogous to this episode.
Thanks. I just wonder if the Bartman movie will be a longer version of this episode.
This episode did not air in Chicago on the 17th, due to the similarity.