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Thrown a curve

There's always tomorrow for Cubs fans, but always yesterday for Gary Scott

Updated: March 25, 2013, 10:53 AM ET
By Tim Struby | ESPN The Magazine

This story appeared in ESPN The Magazine's Nov. 11, 2003, issue. Subscribe today!

IT'S A FALL NIGHT in 2003, and I'm watching the Chicago Cubs fight history. Game 6, and the opportunity is there for the taking; five more outs for a trip to the World Series. But opportunity can be both a blessing and a curse, and as Steve Bartman reaches for that now infamous foul ball, the greatest possibility soon turns to the most agonizing reality. "Wait 'til next year," Cubs fans cry, ...

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