Chicago Cubs Historically Bad Season Mercifully Ends

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    Chicago Cubs' Starlin Castro, right, and teammates mob Bryan LaHair after LaHair hit the game-winning single off Houston Astros relief pitcher Hector Ambriz during the ninth inning of a baseball game Wednesday, Oct. 3, 2012, in Chicago. The Cubs won 5-4. (AP Photo/Charles Rex Arbogast)

    Meet the new boss, same as the old boss. Theo Epstein made numerous changes during his first season as the Chicago Cubs' president of baseball operations.

     Players were traded, prospects were called up, their star shortstop Starlin Castro was awarded a seven-year contract and front office personnel and coaches were fired.
    When the tumultuous first season — one filled with player gaffes and fundamental mistakes — ended this week, the Cubs had run up 101 losses and hit 104 years without a World Series title. Now the overhaul continues and it appears to be a long road ahead.

     Don't Run! Watch ... The 2012 Bank of America Chicago  Marathon kicks off at 7 a.m. on Oct. 7. NBCChicago.com   will bring you live streaming coverage of the entire  event. Watch on your computer, watch on your smart phone or watch on your TV. This is going to be big.