breaking news

I was headed back into my office building after grabbing some lunch, and a small crowd was gathered around the TVs in the lobby. “Oh no,” I thought, “what’s happened?”
Theo Epstein was on the screen. The caption beneath him blared, “VARITEK SAID TO BE VERY UPSET ABOUT EPSTEIN’S DEPARTURE.” It took me a few seconds to realize that it was Theo’s live farewell press conference that had interrupted channel 7’s regular programming. I relaxed a little, but not much.

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