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The next best thing to Theo

Theo Epstein turned down the Brockton Rox GM job. But Don Barone wants it -- after all, the two were practically separated at birth.

Updated: November 8, 2005, 11:22 AM ET
By Don Barone | Special to Page 2

Theo never called.

The Brockton Rox, of the Can-Am League, got left at the baseball altar.

Knowing that Theo Epstein, former general manager of the Boston Red Sox, was close to signing with the Massachusetts Division of Unemployment Assistance ($551 a week max for 30 weeks) the Rox offered Theo their GM job. He had until Monday at 1 p.m. to accept.

He didn't.

But I did.

Looking back on Theo's career I discovered, much to my surprise, that -- except ...

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