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Theo Epstein ends another baseball curse

By Laurie Bennett

November 3, 2016 at 5:56am

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:

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