Found November 01, 2011 on
The Outside Corner:
Turns out Cubs fans won't be able to get their hands on an authentic Theo Epstein jersey after all.
RedEye (a free publication offered by the Chicago Tribune) reporter Tracy Swartz is reporting that Sports World will no longer be selling the Epstein jerseys. The store had been offering jerseys and shirseys bearing Epstein's name and the no. 12 for a couple fo weeks.
So why are they pulling what could have been a popular (if not unconventional) product from the shelves?
"Majestic Athletic, which creates officially licensed Major League Baseball apparel, won't produce the Epstein jersey because No. 12 is Cubs left-fielder Alfonso Soriano's number.
"We will only produce No. 12 Cubs jerseys with Soriano's name or personalized with a buyer's name," Michael Johnson, vice president of marketing for VF Licensed Sports Group, which owns Majestic, said in an e-mail."
Give SportsWorld credit for thinking outside the box on this one....
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Chicago Cubs manager Mike Quade will not return next season.
Theo Epstein, the team's new president of baseball operations, announced the decision Wednesday after traveling to Florida to inform Quade.
Epstein praised Quade, but said the Cubs will benefit from someone who can come in ''with a clean slate and offer new direction.''
Quade got the job after a 37...
Chicago Cubs manager Mike Quade was fired Wednesday in the first major move by Theo Epstein since becoming the team's president of baseball operations. Epstein said Quade would not return after traveling to Florida to tell him in person. He called Quade an "outstanding baseball guy" but said it was time for a change.