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Theo Epstein's task: Cubs conundrums

How do you solve the problems in Wrigley Field? You don't, and Theo won't. Not now.

Originally Published: October 13, 2011
By Gene Wojciechowski | ESPN.com

Is it possible to have a ticker tape parade for a new general manager/cool executive title before he actually wins anything? If so, start preparing Michigan Avenue for the arrival of Theo Epstein.

Don't get me wrong -- Epstein could be a terrific hire by Chicago Cubs chairman Tom Ricketts. Could be.

But I'm not going to blindly and automatically pledge my baseball allegiance to the Cubs just because Epstein has a new address and team logo on his business card. I'm not ...

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