Painful Moments in Sports

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Chicago Cubs

2003 NLCS

Ten years ago tonight (Oct. 14), the Chicago Cubs were five outs away from their first World Series appearance since 1945 and held a 3-0 lead over the Florida Marlins in the top of the eighth inning in Game 6 of the 2003 National League Championship Series at Wrigley Field. The Cubs suffered a stroke of bad luck when fan Steve Bartman grabbed a foul ball off the bat of Luis Castillo before Moises Alou could catch it. Castillo drew a walk, and the Florida Marlins scored eight runs in the inning and went on to win Game 6 and later the series. Ten years later, the Cubs haven't won a postseason game since and remain without a World Series title since 1908.

Here are some other painful moments in sports.

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