Mark Prior


LAKE BUENA VISTA, Fla. — You were reminded of just how fragile this rebuilding project will be when a fan held up a phone and posed for a picture with Mark Prior in the lobby.


In Game 2 of the 2003 NLCS, the Cubs raced out to a 9-0 lead over the Marlins. Mark Prior was dealing, but his pitch count started to the rise.


Moises Alou will never escape that moment. The images will live forever, Alou smacking his glove, screaming and glaring back at the fan wearing a Cubs hat, turtleneck and headphones.