Originally posted on Hall of Very Good  |  Last updated 12/6/11
I guess when your new employer throws $20 million your way in hopes to end their century-old curse...you can afford to buy whatever house you want.

Even if you end up paying more than the asking price.  Say what?

According to the Chicago Tribune, Theo Epstein, the Chicago Cubs new president of baseball operations dropped $3.25 million on a house that was listed at $2,999,999.

The reason (or reasons) for the price hike...an alledged bidding war with Chicago Blackhawks forward Patrick Sharp. 

Apparently, Sharp signed a contract to buy the 7800-square-foot house on September 15, but canceled the contract on October 21...a mere five days before Epstein closed on it.

Of course, we'll never know if it was really a bidding war or, simply, coincidence.

That said...I have a feeling that Epstein really, really wanted to live "just block away from Wrigley Field" and opened his wallet to do so.


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