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Cubs Fans Destroy 'Cursed' Foul Ball

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Cubs Fans Destroy 'Cursed' Foul Ball

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Cubs Fans Destroy 'Cursed' Foul Ball

Cubs Fans Destroy 'Cursed' Foul Ball

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The baseball that embodies a century of sorrow for Chicago Cubs fans is destroyed at a charity fundraiser that was part baseball exorcism. Cubs fan Steve Bartman tried to catch the ball at a key moment in the 2003 playoffs, helping a Florida Marlins rally that denied the Cubs a World Series spot — again. Some Cubs fans hope the team will now start the 2004 season unburdened by failures of the past. NPR's David Schaper reports.