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A decade later, Cubs nightmare alive and ill

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Alex Gonzalez bobbles a sure double-play ball in the eighth inning of Game 6 of the 2003 NLCS.

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Many fans and pundits blame a fan for getting in the way of Moises Alou (lower left photo) for the reason the Cubs lost Game 6 of the 2003 NLCS. But the real reasons for the Marlins' 8-3 victory, according to Barry Rozner, were Alex Gonzalez's bobbled groundball and the fact that Dusty Baker left an exhausted Mark Prior (lower right) on the mound for far too long.

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Alex Gonzalez prepares tries handle "the BOBBLE" at Wrigley field in Chicago during the sixth game of the League Championship Series Tuesday. 3

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Alex Gonzalez bobbles a ground ball in the eighth inning at Wrigley field in Chicago during the sixth game of the League Championship Series Tuesday.

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Cubs fans reacts after the cubs lost to the Marlins 8-3 at Wrigley field in Chicago during the sixth game of the League Championship Series Tuesday.

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Mark Prior reacts at Wrigley field in Chicago during the sixth game of the League Championship Series Tuesday.

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In the unlikely event you had managed to forget, fear not because the anniversary of the 2003 Cubs will be all over your television this season. The networks are already referencing Game 6 in preseason previews and reinforcing the notion that one fan is to blame for that horrific collapse.
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    • Alex Gonzalez bobbles a sure double-play ball in the eighth inning of Game 6 of the 2003 NLCS.
    • Many fans and pundits blame a fan for getting in the way of Moises Alou (lower left photo) for the reason the Cubs lost Game 6 of the 2003 NLCS. But the real reasons for the Marlins’ 8-3 victory, according to Barry Rozner, were Alex Gonzalez’s bobbled groundball and the fact that Dusty Baker left an exhausted Mark Prior (lower right) on the mound for far too long.
    • Alex Gonzalez prepares tries handle “the BOBBLE” at Wrigley field in Chicago during the sixth game of the League Championship Series Tuesday. 3
    • Alex Gonzalez bobbles a ground ball in the eighth inning at Wrigley field in Chicago during the sixth game of the League Championship Series Tuesday.
    • Cubs fans reacts after the cubs lost to the Marlins 8-3 at Wrigley field in Chicago during the sixth game of the League Championship Series Tuesday.
    • Mark Prior reacts at Wrigley field in Chicago during the sixth game of the League Championship Series Tuesday.
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