He walks on water, doesn't he?
All the cool stuff Theo Epstein said about Tom Ricketts and family, about "trust, teamwork, and transparency", and about the Cubs is just sooooo amazing.
Sure, you can point to a couple hiccups, but the vast majority of things Theo, Jed Hoyer, and Jason McLeod have done (with the help of the Ricketts) is jaw-dropping.
Right now, the idea that the Chicago Cubs are having a tough time figuring out who is going to be on the playoff roster is almost surreal.
In 2008, that conversation lasted a couple minutes.
In 2016, it's weeks of deep thought with real pressure put on the bubble guys.
Almost every other year of my life, I'd already be talking about the Bears.
And now that Those Three Guys have been signed for 5 more years?
Couldn't be happier.
Okay, last night.
I refuse to freak out about Jake Arrieta and the not so great start last night.
I do subscribe to the Lester/Hendricks/Arrieta rotation, but when it comes to Arrieta's starts in playoff games my expectation will be way up there.
Lastly, we had a surgery here the other day (nothing life threatening), and I'm the support guy.
So... apologies for not being so punctual.
PS: I totally made up the pool thing above. I just needed water.
If ONLY I could do an ESPN "This is SportCenter" commercial right now.
Just have any one of their announcers talking with another in one of their offices, and in the window behind them have Theo walk across a pond.
Free idea, guys who make those spots.
Lastly, cool article out today on Theo from the NY Times called "Theo Epstein is Making Lightning Strike Twice" by Bill Pennington.