Ten Other Jobs that Theo Epstein Considered

Theo Epstein1 e1318599083746 560x359

With this week’s announcement that long time Boston Red Sox General Manager Theo Epstein would be leaving the team to take over the Chicago Cubs, we couldn’t help but wonder what other jobs were out there for him. Thanks to an exclusive source close to his agent, we received this list of jobs that Theo considered before heading off to the land of Old Style and deep dish pizza.

10

Director: Oceans 14

Running a franchise full of rapidly aging superstars with huge egos and a payroll to match seems to be the perfect fit. Plus, his last franchise failed to live up to their 2004 and 2007 versions so he has that experience already in the books.

Feature Image Oceans Eleven 560x226

Still less expensive then the Red Sox

9

Commander in Chief: French Army

First with the Red Sox and now with the Cubs, Theo has a history of taking on organizations with a long history of failure. No one has a longer sustained losing streak then the French Army.

French surrender

Theo didn't need to apply, he just showed up and they surrendered.

8

Campaign Manager: Ricky Perry

Who is better qualified than Epstein to take over a group that choked away a big August lead with a month and a half of embarrassing missteps and mistakes? Plus, as lost causes go, Perry has about the same chance as the Cubs of a victory next fall.

Rick Perry Corndog1

Ready to choke...

7

Press Secretary: White House

The job consists of defending poor decisions and huge budgets, dealing with an unfriendly media, and an opposition out to make sure you lose your job. Sounds just like being the GM of the Red Sox.

press briefing room 2007 unveiling 560x363

Look, less press coverage then the Red Sox

6

CEO: Chrysler

Chrysler continued employing Bob Nardelli despite a string of poor investments and public relation blunders, so the job security is excellent. Plus they have seen Chevy, their cross town rivals, rebound from their own losing streak to have recent success, just like the Cubs. The job pays better than running the Cubs too.

chrysler pt cruiser new 560x420

The John Lackey of the automotive world

5

Reporter: MLB Network

Over the last few years Epstein has been feeding Peter Gammons every major story he has broken, so why not just cut out the middle man. In addition, Theo is an expert at ignoring the steroid problem in baseball, making him fully qualified to report on it.

gammons

You can hardly see Theo pulling Gammons' strings

4

Volunteer: Heimlich Maneuver Instructor

If anyone is an expert at choking, it’s a member of the 2011 Boston Red Sox.

choking method

He didn't actually prevent the Sox from choking

3

Head Coach: Miami Heat

If there is a franchise in sports with more entitled bandwagon fans then the Red Sox, it has to be Miami. Add in a long-term rivalry with New York and a couple of conceited superstars and Theo will feel right at home.

James Wade 2159983 e1307021791584 560x272

Plus side, no pink hats

2

General Manager: Baltimore Orioles

This job actually made a lot of sense for Epstein. He is already familiar with the organization thanks to working in the AL East and he would have a chance to beat his replacement in Boston on a regular basis. The only downside is that there is only one owner in professional sports worse than Peter Angelos.

orioles sad 250x200 display image

Talk about a depressing franchise

1

General Manager: Cincinnati Bengals

Mike Brown, the worst owner in professional sports.

mike brown

Worst Boss in America

Bagwell Camera-Thumb VandeVelde Kacy-Catanzaro-Ninja-Warrior-01 ap-tim_howard_kb_140701_16x9_992 Cup Brazil-Thumb

Comments