For Theo, the gift of faith

Ownership's backing of Epstein helps Fenway fans' wishes come true

Updated: December 9, 2010, 10:15 PM ET
By Gordon Edes | ESPNBoston.com

LAKE BUENA VISTA, Fla. -- The Red Sox are staging their annual "Christmas at Fenway" event this Saturday.

Sounds a bit redundant, doesn't it, after the Sox exceeded the wish lists of even their most demanding followers with platinum-level acquisitions of a slugger and speedster both entering the prime of their careers?

And it doesn't end with first baseman Adrian Gonzalez and left-fielder Carl Crawford, centerpieces of the decade to come. Even as an exhausted Theo Epstein ...

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