Theo Epstein will be returning to the Boston Red Sox.
I hope this reversal/return gets as much public poking, and is subject to joke after joke, as when the Yankees kept bringing back Billy Martin (in the days of the Big Stein Circus).
Hey, I guess it’s true – once you go Lucchino, you can never leave-o.
Think about this for a minute. When someone who you work with quits, and then comes back to your firm weeks later, saying that they’re happy to be back, etc., what’s the general perception of them among the working staff? In one way or another, they’re usually painted as being some sort of a baby, no?
It’s like the person who moves out of their parents house and then moves back in years later. Fair or not, that person gets a label in the public eye. And, it’s usually not a nice one.
Theo may be a bright guy and all that, but, I’m sorry here – he’s gotta take some heat for pulling this three-sixty route. Perhaps his new handle should be: Baby Boomerang?