Steve Bartman still a Cubs fan, cheering for Chicago in 2016 World Series

The answers to your Steve Bartman questions: Yes, no and, yes, he’s happy.As the Cubs play in the World Series for the first time since 1945,Bartman’s name inevitably has come up and questions have followed.MORE: Jon Lester’s nightmare first inning described in ‘Major League’ quotes Speaking to USA Today, family friend Frank Murtha answered many questions about Bartman, the focus of Cubs fans’ rage since he like many fans around him at Wrigley Field that fateful night in 2003 innocently reached fora foul ball in the eighth inning of Game 5 of the NLCS against the Marlins.The Cubs not Bartman blew that game andseries, extending their Series-le s streak.And yet Bartman, now 39, has carried the weight, while flatly rejectingevery effort to turn him into a C-list celebrity.Now, as the World Series returns to Wrigley Field on Friday, Murtha who has served as Bartman’ Zack Cozart Jersey s spokesman, protector and confidantanswers some of the key questions.Question 1: Is Bartman still a Cubs fan? Steve is cheering for the Cubs and continues to be a Cubs fan,” Murtha said. “He just wants everybody, moving forward, to respect his privacy and let his life continue to unfold as the grand plan has it. Unimpeded by things that have been blown out of proportion.I think that’s the one me sage. It’s not nece sarily a new one.MORE: Kyle Schwarber’s powerful return Question 2: Will he be at Wrigley Field this weekend? “It’s safe to saySteve will not be in attendance,” Murtha said.MORE: Javy Baez, Lindor remain close friends Question 3: How has he handled Cubsfans’ anger all these years? He is a very, very positive person and, yes, he’s happy, Murtha said. A le s solidly footed individual could have had serious problems with this. He’s wanted to and has been succe sful in getting on with his life.