Epstein graciously declines prom invitation

Updated: March 3, 2006, 6:01 PM ET
Associated Press

PORTLAND, Maine -- Alice Evans and Grace Needleman need a new date for the prom.

Boston general manager Theo Epstein won't be escorting the Cape Elizabeth High School seniors, who recently went to the Red Sox spring training complex with two handwritten signs, one that read: "Will you go to prom with me?"

After Epstein took a break and talked to the girls, the potential of a prom date was written about in newspapers and featured on radio and TV, including ESPN.

But ...

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