After being reported for two weeks, Theo Epstein was officially named the Chicago Cubs President of Baseball Operations.
That was one of the most enjoyable sentences I have ever typed.
As he has said multiple times, and as most fans know, it is an uphill battle and a long road and every other cliché or analogy you want use about it taking some time to rebuild. However, there might not be a better person in this world for the challenge than Theo.
He will have plenty of leeway and brings with him more equity than almost anyone else.
So, with all that, let’s do some fun and positive rambling. This will be a nice change of pace!
• I live less than a mile from that freaking Starbucks. Apparently I was in the wrong place at the wrong time.
• You will see many references to the “Blues Brothers” in the next three or four hundred words.
• Okay, Ricketts-haters. Time to man up and admit your faults. You were all wrong. You doubted. You hated him for not making rash decisions and moves.