Missing: Accountability for Theo Epstein

His record as the Red Sox's general manager doesn't stand up to scrutiny right now

Originally Published: October 6, 2011
By Howard Bryant | ESPN.com

In the past, the plot of a baseball movie has followed an arc as predictable as a Western. Either an underachieving team finds inspiration and overcomes its talent deficiencies to achieve a rousing, once-in-a-lifetime victory or a singular, heroic figure's dashing ability simmers then rises to a crescendo, typically in a slow-motion, bottom-of-the-ninth climax. Either way, the movie's game was played on the field.

But today, when real-life heroes are often tarnished by ...

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