11/13 Epstein goes to bat for Vermont
Cubs president of baseball operations Theo Epstein took part Saturday night in “Batting for Vermont,” a fundraiser to help Vermont residents devastated by Hurricane Irene. Epstein had committed to the event before he joined the Cubs, and flew back to Boston this weekend, then drove to Randolph, Vt., to take part.
According to WEEI’s Alex Speier, Epstein said that despite his new job with the Cubs, he will remain a Red Sox fan. He’s followed the team since he was 4 years old.
“It’s always going to be a part of me,” Epstein said. “I’m not going to try to take it and deny that. It’s in pretty deep in the blood running through my veins. I’ll still follow the Red Sox. I think we’re allowed one American League team to pull for a little bit.”
Epstein did say “the way [he is] wired” made it necessary for him to seek a new challenge, which is one of the reasons he left Boston to take the Cubs’ job.
— Carrie Muskat