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How long 'til Cubs write new script?

Epstein might someday change club's story but, for now, it's still hope and failure

Updated: April 8, 2013, 10:33 PM ET
By Jon Greenberg | ESPNChicago.com

CHICAGO -- There are seven basic plot types for a story, but only two kinds for the Chicago Cubs: Ones about failure and ones about hope.

When it comes to the Cubs, it's all about the past we'll never forget, the present we can't stomach and the future we'll never see.

Under the Ricketts regime, the present has been execrable. But a blissful future is always an outfield sign and a minor leaguer away.

All the talk about patience and commitment and foundation for sustained success ...

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