Epstein: Dream job to Boston nightmare

October, 12, 2011
10/12/11
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MacMullan By Jackie MacMullan
ESPNChicago.com
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BOSTON -- So now it really is over.

We began forecasting the "end of an era'' when Boston Red Sox manager Terry Francona was given a subtle push to exit stage right in the wake of his team's deplorable collapse, and now it is cemented with general manager Theo Epstein's decision to exit stage left toward the fine state of Illinois, where another franchise with a quaint ballpark, a mythical curse (a billy goat this time) and a long suffering Nation of fans await.

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Jackie MacMullan

ESPNBoston.com columnist

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