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This is not 1969 all over again for Cubs

Originally Published: September 10, 2008
By Phil Rogers | Special to ESPN.com

There was a time when one of the best-selling jerseys in Chicago was a Cubs top, No. 03, bearing the name "Bartman." It was very popular among White Sox fans.

Picking up on that theme, on Tuesday night in St. Louis, a fan wore a Cubs jersey, No. 69, with the words "Next Year" written from shoulder to shoulder. This, of course, was hardly the only link to the Cubs' ongoing crisis -- semicrisis, really -- and the collapse of Leo Durocher's team in 1969, a calamity that ranks alongside ...

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