February 28, 2006

NOT AS CUTE A STORY AS IT WOULD HAVE BEEN THIRTY YEARS AGO:

Prom date for Epstein: GM makes Maine girl’s day (Tony Massarotti, 2/27/06, Boston Herald)

Grace Needleman and Alice Evans, friends and classmates at Cape Elizabeth High School, stood behind one of the backstops at the Red Sox minor league complex hoping to grab the attention of one well-known member of the organization. The object of their affection: general manager Theo Epstein, who was also the subject of the winter’s most-watched soap opera. [...]

To capture Epstein’s attention, the friends carried a pair of homemade posters that they held up against the chain-link backstop.

The first read: “Theo, we’re excited you didn’t go.”

The second: “Will you go to the prom with me?”

Epstein, who was watching promising left-hander Jon Lester throw live batting practice when he spotted the girls, walked over to the backstop to acknowledge them.

“When’s your prom?” he asked before fulfilling the girls’ requests for autographs.

Posted by Orrin Judd at February 28, 2006 12:25 PM
Comments

It would be better for the Sox if he could make Manny Ramirez's wife this happy (within socially acceptable bounds of couse).

Posted by: John at February 28, 2006 1:10 PM

From the story's headline, I thought it was going to be about Susan Collins.

Posted by: Raoul Ortega at February 28, 2006 1:36 PM

This does have an ewww factor as Theo is in his 30s I believe.

Posted by: AWW at February 28, 2006 9:28 PM

He is cute though ... and what great photo ops.

Posted by: erp at March 1, 2006 8:39 AM
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