Theo Epstein : The Man Genius Who Guided The Boston Red Sox Essays

1496 Words Nov 28th, 2016 6 Pages
On October 21st, 2011, Theo Epstein took a job that many of his friends called career suicide. Epstein is the boy genius who guided the Boston Red Sox to their first World Series victory in 86 years. Epstein then chose to take on another colossal challenge by agreeing to become the President of Baseball Operations for the Chicago Cubs, who have been on a 108 -year quest to win the World Series. When Epstein was named the new President of Baseball Operations, Cubs fans would stop him on the streets of Chicago delving into conversations such as: “My dad is 87 years old and has been waiting all his life to see the Cubs win a World Series – what should I tell him?” Epstein always had the same reply, “I would say, ‘Tell him to take his vitamins, because it’s going to be a few years”(Pennington 2016). Epstein was born in New York City and raised in Brookline, Massachusetts. He attended Yale University and lived at Jonathan Edwards College. During his time as an undergraduate, he wrote letters to several teams expressing interest in working for them. The Baltimore Orioles invited Epstein in for an interview and would go on to intern for three consecutive summers for the Orioles. He graduated from Yale in 1995 with a degree in American Studies. Then, Epstein was hired as the public relations assistant with the Orioles and eventually would move with Larry Lucchino to the San Diego Padres as director of player development. During his time with the Padres, Epstein studied at the…

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