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At the scene of the collapse

With the Cubs' season on the line, we sent Greg Shea into the bleachers at Wrigley Field for Game 7.

Updated: October 16, 2003, 2:44 PM ET
By Greg Shea | Special to Page 2

WRIGLEY FIELD, GAME 7 -- Less than an hour after Game 6 of the NLCS on Tuesday night, I ran into a man walking his dogs on Sheffield Avenue.

"Everyone's down," he said, barely looking up. "Everyone's sad. Everyone hates Alex Gonzalez."

Even his dogs looked glum. You know a loss is heart-wrenching when the dogs are bumming, too.

The Cubs' 58-years-in-the-making World Series party stopped midway through the eighth inning Tuesday. The Marlins screeched the needle ...

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