10/25 Theo prefers Dunkin Donuts coffee

Yes, it was Theo Epstein at a Wrigleyville Starbucks in early October. The Chicago Tribune reported someone had seen Epstein at the Starbucks on Racine and Wrightwood streets, getting coffee. The new Cubs president of baseball operations confirmed on Tuesday it was him.

“When I’m somewhere where I don’t want to be recognized, and someone recognizes me, I have a couple standard lines,” Epstein said. “I usually say, ‘Oh no, that’s not me, but I guess I look like him,’ or I say, ‘Theo Epstein? Who’s that?’

“I was so excited to be in Chicago and so surprised to be recognized that I dropped both lines on this guy without stopping to think they really don’t work well in concert with each other,” he said. “My mistake. I’m a little more of a Dunkin [Donuts] guy, and now that I learned that Dunkin supports the Cubs, that’s a good thing.”

— Carrie Muskat


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