VIDEO TRAILER: Upcoming ‘5 Outs’ documentary on 2003 Cubs
SUN-TIMES STAFF October 7, 2013 8:24PM
Updated: November 9, 2013 6:22AM
They might be the two most heartbreaking words for Cubs fans.
They’re also the name of a Comcast SportsNet original documentary on the Cubs’ 2003 season.
“5 Outs . . .” premieres on CSN at 9 p.m. next Tuesday, the 10th anniversary of the Cubs’ Game 7 loss to the Florida Marlins in the National League Championship Series. The series always will be best known for Game 6 — the “Bartman Game” — when the Cubs suffered an epic collapse after getting within five outs of their first World Series in 58 years.
Narrated by Screen Actors Guild award-winner William Petersen, the documentary will feature never-before-seen interviews with Moises Alou, Dusty Baker, Miguel Cabrera, Derrek Lee, Mark Prior, Aramis Ramirez, Sammy Sosa and Kerry Wood.
After the Game 6 loss, Alou made plans to get out of Chicago quickly after Game 7.
“I didn’t really like our chances after what happened,” Alou told CSN. “I had a feeling they would win. . . . I told Aramis we should book a flight in case we left [after Game 7]. . . . We had that gut feeling.”
Sosa expressed shock when told about the getaway plan.
“Don’t tell me that,’’ Sosa said. ‘‘You kidding me? Are you kidding me? I don’t want to hear that. I want to hear something positive. I don’t want to go home. I want to go to New York [to play the Yankees]. But, you know, everybody had a different mentality, like I say. I never went out and [brought] negative stuff in my circles. I’m always 100 percent positive and 100 percent we’re going to do it.”
Here’s a guess that the guys who took out his boombox would disagree.