Originally posted on World Series Dreaming  |  Last updated 3/25/13
Patrick Mooney posted this article late last night with some quotes from Cubs President of Baseball Operations Theo Epstein.  Most of the article deals with stuff we’ve addressed over the past year-plus of Theo’s tenure as head honcho, including the Cubs’ budget and the rebuilding project (both literal and figurative). Theo recognizes the importance of Wrigley Field, which serves as the identity of the Cubs and the Cubs fan base in the absence of consistent winning. Epstein called Wrigley Field “the epicenter of those connections.” Anyone making back-of-the-envelope calculations about how much money the Cubs are losing by playing there are looking at it the wrong way. Think of how much they make because it’s the place for diehards, tourists, singles, drunks, bachelor parties, corporate schmoozing, Bruce Springsteen and Pearl Jam. And although he knows how important Wrigley Field is, Theo and the Cubs always have an eye towards the future and the long-term success of the franchise.  This
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