Originally posted on FOX Sports  |  Last updated 10/3/12
Faith used to come easier for a Cubs fan. If you've been paying any attention, it has been beaten out of you. Over the years, we've been told to believe in one can't-miss phenom after another. Cubs fans have lived on them. They were all saviors. I don't know where any of them are now. Last time I talked to Karl Pagel, once featured on the front page of the Wall Street Journal, he was driving a UPS truck in Arizona. Felix Pie. Corey Patterson. Gary Scott. The names are just flying by. Rich Hill, wicked curveball, used to read self-help books on the road to gain confidence. Lance Dickson. Mike Harkey. The point is that the Cubs have lost 101 games this year, just the third time in their history they've broken into triple digits. Losing is nothing new for the Cubs, of course. They've been doing it for over 100 years. This year, they've perfected it. And it comes in the first year in the hands of their latest can't-miss phenom: Theo Epstein. Do you still believe in him, Cubs fans? ...
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