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Steve Bartman interferes with Moises Alou. (Photo by Elsa/Getty Images)

Wisch: 2003 NLCS Didn’t Change Cubs, It Changed Cubs Fans

Cubs fans swallowed a bitter pill that they haven’t coughed up in the decade since.

670 The Score–10/15/2013

Mark Prior sits in the dugout after he was pulled out of the game against the St. Louis Cardinals in 2005. (Photo by Elsa/Getty Images)

Shepkowski: Catch-22 For Cubs First Round Pick

With baseball’s 49th annual first-year player draft beginning on Thursday night and the Cubs picking second overall, much hope on the North Side has gone to the Cubs drafting their future ace. Before you start to get too excited, Cubs fans, let me just give you a refresher that Major League Baseball has seen this before.

CBS Chicago–06/03/2013

Mark Prior.  (Photo by Stephen Dunn/Getty Images)

Mark Prior Attempting Comeback With Dusty Baker’s Reds

Former Cubs pitcher Mark Prior is attempting another comeback — this time with his former manager.

CBS Chicago–03/01/2013

Mark Prior sits in the dugout after he was pulled out of the game against the St. Louis Cardinals in 2005. (Photo by Elsa/Getty Images)

Wisch: Could ‘Prior’ Restraint Have Helped The Cubs?

But could something have really been different if the Cubs and manager-turned-punching-bag Dusty Baker had handled their one-time pitching wunderkinds in a different way?

CBS Chicago–08/16/2012

Chris Sale. (Photo by David Banks/Getty Images)

Spiegel: The Abusers And Protectors Of Chris Sale

In one of the developing, most interesting stories of the 2012 local baseball season, people are picking their sides.

CBS Chicago–06/12/2012

Mark Prior sits in the dugout after he was pulled out of the game against the St. Louis Cardinals in 2005. (Photo by Elsa/Getty Images)

Wisch: A Look At The Cubs’ Draft Busts

And as we bask in the hopeful afterglow provided by this week’s draft, I thought it would be wise to also look back at some of the Cubs’ biggest disappointments throughout the years.

CBS Chicago–06/08/2012

Chris Sale. (Photo by David Banks/Getty Images)

Silverman: Sale Needs To Be Treated With Kid Gloves Despite Spectacular Start

Sale shouldn’t be allowed to go out every fifth game and pitch 7-plus innings every time he ventures to the mound the rest of the season. He is too valuable a prospect and he is still developing.

CBS Chicago–06/05/2012

Mark Prior.  (Photo by Stephen Dunn/Getty Images)

Report: Mark Prior To Sign With Red Sox

Former Cubs hurler Mark Prior will sign with the Red Sox, according to a tweet from CBS Sports’ Jon Heyman.

670 The Score–05/02/2012

Carlos Zambrano and Kerry Wood

Wisch: Meet Your 2011 Yankees, The 2003 Cubs

They call Chicago the Second City. But New York appears to be turning itself into the City of Second Chances. For ex-Cubs, at least.

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