10/23 Theo says goodbye to Red Sox nation
Theo Epstein, who will be introduced Tuesday as the Cubs’ president of baseball operations, took out a full-page ad in Sunday’s Boston Globe to say goodbye to Red Sox Nation. Here’s the text:
Dear Red Sox Nation:
It’s been a privilege to be a part of the Red Sox for the last decade and an honor to work alongside some of the most talented and dedicated people in baseball. I’m proud of all we accomplished together.
Thank you to our ownership group. John Henry, Tom Werner, Larry Lucchino and their partners have a commitment to excellence that permeates through all levels of the organization, and I’ll be forever grateful for the opportunity they gave me and for their unwavering dedication to winning.
Thank you to Ben Cherington and the incredibly hard-working and talented people in our baseball operations group, and to everyone in the Red Sox front office. Working together has been an amazing experience, and our friendships will last a lifetime.
Thank you to the players, the coaches, and to Tito for their tireless effort and for redefining what it means to wear the Red Sox uniform.
Thank you to the Fenway faithful. You’ve been the driving force behind two World Championships, six playoff appearances, more than 700 consecutive sell-outs and some of the most dramatic moments in sports.
And most of all, thank you for supporting something much more important than any game: investment in the lives of thousands of Greater Boston kids. Your generosity has enabled the Foundation To Be Named Later to provide $5 million in grants to young people in need, fund 19 college scholarships, and host 3,200 children to Red Sox and Celtics games.
The Foundation will continue its efforts and I look forward to seeing you at Hot Stove Cool Music at the Paradise in January.
Thank you for all 10 incredible years. Go Sox.
– Carrie Muskat