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Ex-Red Sox GM Epstein thanks team, fans in ad

Posted on: October 23, 2011 2:37 pm
Edited on: October 23, 2011 2:38 pm
 
By Evan Brunell

Theo Epstein, the outgoing Red Sox GM, took out a full-page ad in the Boston Globe to thank the Red Sox and its fans for his 10 years in town.

After nine seasons as GM, Epstein is moving on to take over the Cubs job, becoming president and luring former assistant Jed Hoyer from his GM job in San Diego to fill the same position in Chicago. You can read more about the Theo-to-Cubs madness here. Despite leaving, Epstein's reputation hasn't suffered in Boston as many have come out with favorable reviews for his time in Boston. He doesn't appear to be getting much flak for leaving, especially after Boston's 7-20 September dropped them out of the playoffs and sparked a firestorm largely centered around pitchers drinking beer during games.

Below is Epstein's advertisement, as seen on the Boston Globe:



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Comments

Since: Jul 22, 2007
Posted on: October 24, 2011 4:05 pm
 

Ex-Red Sox GM Epstein thanks team, fans in ad

The Cubs do have some talent ion their minor leagues but they just don't want to let much of their top talent go.
They'll also need to give the Padres compensation too for Jed Hoyer, they're trying to get out of this with Theo, Hoyer, the staff Hoyer brings from San Diego and their top talent in tact or at least as much of it as they can but they will have to part with at least 1 top player in the AAA if they don't then it's a HUGE win for them. 



Since: Sep 20, 2006
Posted on: October 24, 2011 11:55 am
 

Ex-Red Sox GM Epstein thanks team, fans in ad

I'm sure Theo Epstein is sincere about appreciating the opportunity he was given in Boston. Many times, it's not so much what you say, but how you say it...Theo has every right to share pride in the Redsox accomplishments during his 10 years in Boston, and he did it in a way that showed some class. He wasn't perfect, but I'm sure he did the best he could.  

There has been some less than classy finger-pointing, that will inevidibly result in some hard feelings within and/or toward the Redsox organization recently...but fans need to keep in mind that those things only happen when people care about winning.  Boston fans DO care, as do the Redsox, or far less fuss would have been made. As long as that is true, the Redsox will be fine.     




Since: Feb 26, 2008
Posted on: October 24, 2011 10:48 am
 

Ex-Red Sox GM Epstein thanks team, fans in ad

<span style="color: #000000;">Thank you Theo for the 10 years. The ad was a class act from a classy guy. Best of luck in Chicago, and know that most loyal fans appreciate your dedication to the BoSox through the years. I also want to thank Tito. Our city needed the excitement of watching winning baseball for a decade. We are grateful for the leadeship and managment that both of you brought to the our city, along with the two world series championships.

Change is inevitable, the Red Sox will move on, as will Theo and Tito. Thanks for the memories Gentlemen...



Since: Jan 27, 2009
Posted on: October 24, 2011 10:40 am
 

Ex-Red Sox GM Epstein thanks team, fans in ad


He said 'Go Sox'. But did he mean White or Red? Tongue out






Since: May 30, 2008
Posted on: October 24, 2011 9:57 am
 

Ex-Red Sox GM Epstein thanks team, fans in ad

First of all I am excited Theo Epstein and friends are coming to the Cubs in so much as finally we have a change in the regime.  Whether or not we see any results is yet to be proven....but still its exciting times. 

Secondly the ad in the Boston Globe is nice and all and classy but this is not the 1st time a professional sports person did something like this and will not be the last.  I hate to say it but it is something anyone would of done in his situation and if you REALLY analyze the wording closely he really is beating his own chest....which he should....and giving a big middle finger to all you ungrateful BoSox fans.  You guys were nothing and were the 2nd biggest losers to us before he took the helm and he got you 2 World Series under his watch.  Ad or not give the man props because you could be like us.....



Since: Jul 30, 2007
Posted on: October 24, 2011 9:20 am
 

Ex-Red Sox GM Epstein thanks team, fans in ad

This a very appropriate way to leave a job.  Always try to leave a job on a good note.  What ever Theo's reasons for leaving, he thanked everyone he could...especially the most important people in baseball...the fans.




Since: May 15, 2010
Posted on: October 24, 2011 8:19 am
 

Ex-Red Sox GM Epstein thanks team, fans in ad

Very nicely done by Theo, with appropriate disregard for the ugliness that ended a number of relationships he references in the letter.

Thanks for the great things you did and deserve all the credit for.



Since: Jan 24, 2008
Posted on: October 23, 2011 11:35 pm
 

Ex-Red Sox GM Epstein thanks team, fans in ad

Theo Epstein, you sir are a class act. Any orgranization would be happy to have you within it.



Since: Sep 13, 2011
Posted on: October 23, 2011 11:31 pm
 

Ex-Red Sox GM Epstein thanks team, fans in ad

Pretty classy guy to do this. It's not his fault for the meltdown, he put great talent on the field they just didn't perform. And it looks like some of the players had other ideas of having fun rather than winning. Chicago will love Theo if he turns them around like he did Boston. Cubs should be the top team in the Central in 3 years being the top market team in the division.



Since: Sep 4, 2007
Posted on: October 23, 2011 9:15 pm
 

Ex-Red Sox GM Epstein thanks team, fans in ad

Wow Dude....Simply awesome!!


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