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Marlins' win poetic justice

There won't be a World Series in Wrigleyville this season. That's because the better team won the NLCS.

Originally Published: October 15, 2003
By Jayson Stark | ESPN.com

CHICAGO -- It isn't about curses. It isn't about goats. It isn't about fans with long arms. It isn't about fate.

Sometimes, it's actually about baseball. What a concept.

People need explanations in life, especially for stuff that seems so unexplainable. And the sight of the Cubs blowing a 3-games-to-1 lead in an NLCS, with Mark Prior and Kerry Wood pitching Games 6 and 7, seems about as unexplainable as the rampaging fame of Whoopi Goldberg.

But what folks often forget ...

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