Who you going to call? Theo Epstein!
He’s the curse buster.
The Chicago Cubs’ president of baseball operations was drenched in champagne Wednesday night after his team won its first World Series in 108 years.
Twelve years ago, as general manager of the Boston Red Sox, he oversaw the end of an 83-year dry spell, when the Sox swept the series against the Cardinals.
“Writ large,” is a phrase that applies to generations of Epsteins. His grandfather and great-uncle wrote the screenplay for Casablanca, as well as other Hollywood classics such as Mr. Skeffington and The Last Time I Saw Paris.
Twitter, of course, erupted with the Cubs’ victory, and much of the praise was heaped on Epstein:
Technically I think Theo Epstein now gets to be president.
— Ben Pershing (@benpershing) November 3, 2016
Updated List of Top Three Jews Ever.
2. Theo Epstein
— Dave Pell (@davepell) November 3, 2016
Theo Epstein is my write-in candidate next Tuesday. Don't even try to stop me.
— Cousin Sal (@TheCousinSal) November 3, 2016
I don't want to get ahead of myself, but Theo Epstein should be named dictator for life of every country in the world forever.
— Christopher Hayes (@chrislhayes) November 3, 2016
Hey Theo Epstein, since you can turn literally anything around, any chance you'd care to take on a world crisis or two in the off season?
— Samantha Power (@AmbassadorPower) November 3, 2016