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Thursday, January 14, 2021

Theo Epstein to Join Commissioner’s Office After Leaving Cubs

Former Cubs and Red Sox executive Theo Epstein will join the MLB commissioner’s office as a consultant in 2021, the league announced on Thursday.

Epstein will “work with baseball analytics experts from the Commissioner’s Office and the Clubs to determine the likely effects of various contemplated rule changes,” per an MLB statement.

“This is one of the most accomplished and thoughtful people in our sport,” Manfred said on Thursday. “I am grateful that he has accepted our invitation to complement our ongoing efforts and provide his insights on making the best game in the world even better for the next generation.

RoyalsRetro (AG#1F) Posted: January 14, 2021 at 06:26 PM | 9 comment(s) Login to Bookmark
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   1. Benji Gil Gamesh VII - The Opt-Out Awakens Posted: January 14, 2021 at 08:54 PM (#5999840)
I would more than consider Epstein becoming the next Commissioner of Baseball.
   2. McCoy Posted: January 14, 2021 at 09:07 PM (#5999842)
Everybody wins a world series!
   3. Walt Davis Posted: January 14, 2021 at 11:24 PM (#5999875)
How do they feel about gorilla suits?
   4. bfan Posted: January 15, 2021 at 07:58 AM (#5999889)
I would more than consider Epstein becoming the next Commissioner of Baseball.

I agree. It would be an interesting approach to filling the position.
   5. SoSH U at work Posted: January 15, 2021 at 08:43 AM (#5999892)
I agree. It would be an interesting approach to filling the position.

I suppose choosing a commissioner who seems to like baseball would be a novel approach.
   6. McCoy Posted: January 15, 2021 at 09:27 AM (#5999894)
Bud Selig loved baseball
   7. Moses Taylor hashes out the rumpus Posted: January 15, 2021 at 10:11 AM (#5999903)
Right, baseball hasn't hired a commissioner who likes baseball in almost 30 years.
   8. Rough Carrigan Posted: January 15, 2021 at 10:25 AM (#5999907)
De-juice the ball and half your problems are solved.
   9. McCoy Posted: January 15, 2021 at 10:39 AM (#5999908)
Well, they've hired only one so far in almost 25 years so. . .

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