Found October 25, 2011 on Big League Stew:
Theo Epstein is trying hard to make sure there are no hard feelings over his leaving the Boston Red Sox. First, Epstein took out a full-page ad in Sunday's Boston Globe to thank his bosses, colleagues, and Red Sox fans. But for anyone who felt he still had some 'splainin' to do on his way out the door, Epstein accommodated those looking for answers with an editorial in the Globe on the day he's set to be named the new general manager of the Chicago Cubs. If Epstein is to be taken at his word, one thing becomes clear in his 1,600-word goodbye to Boston: He's always been concerned about overstaying his welcome and was ready to move on. Football legend Bill Walsh used to say that coaches and executives should seek change after 10 years with the same team. The theory is that both the individual and the organization benefit from a change after so much time together. The executive gets rebirth and the energy that comes with a new challenge; the organization gets a ...
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