The most successful general manager in franchise history will rejoin the Red Sox baseball operations department in a full-time -- but otherwise unspecified -- position. His long-rumored return comes 2½ months after he fled Fenway Park in a gorilla suit.Perhpaps ironically, the Ford commercial set to "Return of the Mack" was playing on TV when I first saw this item, and that song and "Hey-Yah", about sum up my reaction.
"As you know, we have spoken frequently during the last 10 weeks," the team and Epstein said in a joint statement on Thursday night. "We have engaged in healthy, spirited debates about what it will take over the long term for the Red Sox to remain a great organization and, in fact, become a more effective organization in philosophy, approaches and ideals.
Now, Theo, get us a CF and a SS.