We remember Theo Epstein as the greatest young general managers after the 2004 World Series when the Boston Red Sox went on to break the curse of the Bambino. Before that event happened, Epstein worked as an assistant for the Baltimore Orioles; he also was a public relations worker for the San Diego Padres. Heck, he even got a law degree from Yale. Epstein would transfer his talents to baseball. By working with the Boston Red Sox, he got the Red Sox their first World Series championship in 86 years. Then, in 2011, Epstein would leave the Red Sox organization to help out the Chicago Cubs.
Things didn't work out in the first three seasons. Epstein's first season saw the Cubs lose 101 games. Four years later, the Cubs went on to play in the NLCS. This year, the Cubs won 103 games and are now World Series Champions. In this blog, I will tell you why Theo Epstein is a curse breaker.
Theo Epstein is a savior. First, Boston hadn't won a World Series since 1918, and in 2004 the Red Sox broke the Curse of the Bambino. Three years later, the Soc went on to win the World Series. In 2016, after 108 years of misery, the Cubs are now World Series Champions.
Let's go back in time to 2004; the Francona-coached Red Sox struck the New York Yankees, but they had some business before that event happened. After sweeping the Anaheim Angels in the ALDS, the Sox played the Bronx Bombers in a rematch from the 2003 ALCS. Unlike the events in 2003, the Red Sox won in what was the greatest comeback in sports. The heroes of that 2004 Red Sox run were Pedro Martinez, Manny Ramirez, and David Ortiz. If you don't believe in miracles, then let's talk about the 2016 Chicago Cubs.
The 2016 Chicago Cubs had a different swing to their bats. Their deep youth movement was firing on all cylinders. The clutch hitting of Kris Bryant and Anthony Rizzo was the best in the majors. Underrated heroes, like Dexter Fowler and Ben Zobrist, played a huge role in the postseason. Whether you agree or disagree with me, the 2016 Cubs owe this World Championship to Epstein. In fact, people are saying that Epstein earned his place in Cooperstown. I agree that Epstein should be in the Hall of Fame someday.