Mark Prior is one of the most notable Cubs of this generation, but it's more a story of what could have been instead of what was.
Prior was on Inside Look with David Kaplan and talked about his pro career and life after baseball.
He started by talking about joining the Cubs as a rookie in the middle of a bad year for the team in 2002. Then Dusty Baker took over and Prior said he changed things at the club.
The 2003 Cubs were obviously a big part of Prior's career. He talks about what it was like to clinch a playoff spot to earn his first trip to the playoffs.
"I don't think I understood the magnitude of winning a playoff series and then the magnitude exponentially of being with the Cubs and winning a playoff series," Prior told Kaplan. "I think I've seen that in retrospect how important that's been and obviously how hard it's been for the organization. I think that's something we cherish and we can hang our hat on a little bit even though we faltered in the next series."
As the story about the 2003 Cubs continued, Prior addressed questions about the infamous Game 6 of the 2003 NLCS when Steve Bartman interfered with a foul ball and the Cubs couldn't close the game. Prior was on the mound for the Bartman play and some of the ensuring Marlins comeback.
"In my mind Moises (Alou) 100 percent would have caught the ball," Prior said. "I don't have a question or a doubt in my mind that he would have caught it. But that play does not define the series or everything that's going on or what happened after the fact."
Watch the full episode of Inside Look: Mark Prior in the video above.