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'It wasn't meant to be'

Cubs fans know heartbreak, but it reached a cruel new low 10 years ago

Updated: October 14, 2013, 11:32 AM ET
By Jesse Rogers | ESPNChicago.com

It's known as the "Bartman Game."

Ten years ago, on Oct. 14, 2003, the Chicago Cubs had their best opportunity to reach the World Series for the first time since 1945. Leading the Florida Marlins three games to two in the National League Championship Series and owning a 3-0 lead in the eighth inning of Game 6, it all came apart.

Starter Mark Prior was cruising until that fateful inning. With one out and a runner on second base, Marlins batter Luis Castillo hit a foul ball ...

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