Regarded as the player the Chicago Cubs will build around to get to the World Series, Starlin Castro reacts to striking out during the team's 100th loss of the season.
It was all smiles last October when Chicago Cubs Chairman Tom Ricketts, right, introduced Theo Epstein as the team's new president of baseball operations. But that was 101 losses ago.
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The worst Cubs season in his 45 years of die-hard fan status mercifully came to an end Wednesday with a thrilling walk-off victory, columnist Burt Constable says, adding, "We Cubs fans exhibit a blind loyalty that would make a faithful dog blush." Team President Theo Epstein promises to deliver a eulogy today for a team that was buried by the All-Star break.