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Off Their Game

Photograph By Brian Bahr/Getty Images

Cubs starter Mark Prior, who was pitching a three-hit shutout at the time of the incident, lost his composure for a moment, pointing and yelling at the play. Afterward he told reporters he didn't blame Steve Bartman. "We still had some chances to get out of that inning, and unfortunately we didn't execute and things just snowballed from there. Everybody in the clubhouse and management knows that play is not the reason we lost the game."