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Cubs Seek Big Name General Manager
Could Epstein End Billy Goat Curse?
Before the Red Sox Nation (A group of bandwagon Red Sox fans who mostly have no connection to the northeast) became an arrogant group of self-righteous fans that perfectly mirrored the New York Yankees, they were the lovable losers. The Red Sox were the underdog who even casual baseball fans rooted for because of their storied history of seemingly always coming up short. However, after nearly 90 years without winning a world series, a young up-and-coming General Manager named Theo Epstein did something that nobody thought was possible; he ended the Curse of the Bambino. Not only did Epstein guide the Red Sox to one world championship in 2004, but he repeated the accomplishment in 2007, winning yet another title, making his money in Boston essentially worthless.
Unfortunately, those were slightly better days.
Now, the Red Sox are no better than the team they claim to hate, the Yankees, and this was made abundantly clear when they overpaid for free agent Carl Crawford this off-season. That is the new way of business in Boston, pick up players having career years and overpay them as they underachieve through their contracts (Hello John Lackey). Overpaying big name players was the blueprint and trademark of the Yankees organization, and one of the key reasons many baseball fans have looked negatively upon the most famous team in baseball. Clearly, winning a championship changed the way the Red Sox suits conducted business, and changed the attitude of the fans from humble, lovable losers to (baaahh-stin baby) loudmouth Yankees fans.
Manny Rameriz is gone. Curt Schilling is gone. Derek Lowe is gone. Bill Mueller is gone. Kevin Millar is gone. The old Red Sox are gone.
What does Epstein have left to prove in Boston? He has already done something Red Sox fans could only dream about, and he did it twice! Boston has no loyalty, simply look at the way they treated Terry Francona after missing the wild card...by ONE game! Look at the way Boston management treats the face of their franchise, David Ortiz, by constantly offering him only one-year contract deals even though he continues to bash the ball and come through in the clutch.
Theo To Chicago Makes Sense
If Boston fails to reach the postseason next year, Epstein's head could very well be on the chopping block. Epstein has already won in Boston, and he is still one of the most underpaid General Managers in the league. However, in Chicago Epstein would have new challenges, financial resources to chase big-name free agents and most importantly time to do what many people believe is unthinkable, bring a world series title to the Cubs.
The Chicago Cubs have an incredible fan base that is not only loyal, but passionate about their team. They are also patient, and would give Epstein the time needed to direct the Cubs in a new, winning direction. "Epstein is a terrific general manager who is composed, analytical and baseball smart", explained a GPS fleet tracker specialist working in the manufacturing facility for the GPS Tracker Shop that is located in Northern Illinois. "If Epstein could bring a championship to Boston and Chicago he would have to go down as the greatest General Manager in not only baseball history, but sports history."
Although the Cubs are so versed in choking that they should be experts in the Heimlich maneuver, their loyal fans deserve something more than prolonged failure and heartache. If Epstein comes to the north-side, this GPS vehicle tracker expert believes he will be part of the biggest parade, party and celebration to ever happen in Chicago. Epstein will bring a winning culture and championship to Chicago. He will redeem Steve Bartman. And then the Chicago fans will transform into the Yankees/Red Sox fans, leaving us all to root for the Tampa Bay Rays.