Found February 22, 2012 on
The Victory Formation:
Maybe Cubs fans are learning from Theo Epstein.
The Boston Red Sox are debuting their new Spring Training facility this year in Fort Meyers, JetBlue Park at Fenway South. For some reason, the Red Sox didn’t think of grabbing the most logical domain name for their new stadium. However, a Cubs fan did.
Fort Myers resident Eric Engelman, purchased the domain jetbluepark.com for $8 from GoDaddy.com. What did he do with the site url? He redirected it to Yankees.com. The Red Sox obviously don’t want this to continue.
“It does?” said Sam Kennedy, executive vice president and chief operating officer of the Boston Red Sox, when told Tuesday afternoon. Kennedy then watched as Red Sox senior adviser Charlie Steinberg typed jetbluepark.com onto his phone. “We’re going to have to look into that.”
Absolute brilliance by this guy. The Sox will have no choice to pay this guy a boatload of cash to get this domain name from Engelman.
BEST OF MAXIM
Theo Epstein is famous for making trades. On Tuesday, he became part of one.
Almost four months after Epstein left the Boston Red Sox to become president of baseball operations with the Chicago Cubs, the clubs agreed on compensation the Red Sox would receive for letting Epstein out of his contract: relief pitcher Chris Carpenter and a player to be named later.
This isn't the...
So far as Long National Nightmares go, the Theo Epstein Compensation Saga has been neither the longest nor most nightmare-y. However, in terms of handwringing and electronic ink spilt relative to notable developments, it’s been pretty formidable.
And, in fact, despite reports of a resolution late this morning, the matter will remain curiously unresolved even after today. According...
MESA, Ariz. -- Since the day the Chicago Cubs introduced Theo Epstein as their new president of baseball operations there's been ongoing discussion of the new "Cubs Way."
The Cubs want a uniform approach, from Single-A to the majors. They want clear expectations of how things are done. They want a culture of hard work and focus to produce a culture of winning.
The Cubs and the Red Sox have agreed on a deal that settles their dispute over what Boston should get after Theo Epstein left for Chicago.
The Boston Red Sox have received right-handed pitching prospect Chris Carpenter from the Chicago Cubs as compensation for the departure of Theo Epstein.The two clubs have been in disagreement for months regarding the terms of compensation for Epstein, who left the Red Sox to become president of baseball operations with the Cubs in the offseason.Carpenter posted an ERA of 2.79 and...
The Boston Red Sox are close to finding out what Theo Epstein is worth, according to a report from ESPNBoston's Gordon Edes.
GORDON WITTENMYER: What was so complicated about that? After four months, dozens of rumors, at least a few ornery exchanges and a final, decisive push from the commissioner’s office, the Cubs finally sent a player to the Boston Red Sox as compensation for Theo Epstein.
A resolution of the Theo Epstein compensation issue was imminent Tuesday morning, a major league source said, with the Red Sox receiving what was termed a quality minor leaguer back from the Chicago Cubs.
The Cubs today assigned right-handed pitcher Chris Carpenter and a player to be named to the Boston Red Sox for a player to be named. With the trade, the compensation for Theo Epstein joining the Cubs as the team’s president is complete. The transaction has been agreed upon by both clubs. “I am...
Boston wanted compensation for Theo Epstein, make no mistake about it. They weren’t about to let the man who built their championship seasons walk away scot free. On the otherhand, the Cubs weren’t willing to give them quality, probably because they don’t ave much in the bank that you could describe as quality. After a few months of bickering, the terms have been hammered...
MESA, Ariz. — They couldn’t have done this three or four months ago? After nearly four months of sometimes angry, sometimes frustrating negotiations that needed a push from the commissioner, the Cubs sent hard-throwing relief prospect Chris Carpenter to the Boston Red Sox on Tuesday to settle the...
The stance is the same. Arms folded, sunglasses down, face turned toward early drills on a spring training field populated by players in red and blue. There is mid-February warmth, there are baseball diamonds, there is Theo Epstein, watching his team.