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Key questions: Cubs, Marlins

Five key questions facing the Cubs and Marlins in the National League Championship Series.

Originally Published: October 6, 2003
By Tim Kurkjian | ESPN The Magazine

The Cubs won their first postseason series since 1908. The Marlins are the fifth team in National League history to make it to the playoffs in a season in which they were 10 games under .500. The Cubs won 19 games in September, the most in that month since 1945, the last time they went to the World Series. The Marlins have the best record in baseball since mid-May. The Cubs have this incredibly loyal fan base that has been begging for a pennant for over 50 years. The Marlins fan base recently ...

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