The Cubs assured an extra year of club control when they delayed Bryant’s debut in 2015. It looks like the only way they were going to get that year.
How much has Theo Epstein’s career and influence grown from his first busted curse to his second? Look at the rings.
Cubs manager Joe Maddon sees an October rematch in the future for two of the more youthful lineups in baseball.
Jake Arrieta and the Cubs were bedeviled again by another big first inning by an opponent — this time all five runs by Boston coming in the first.
In his first career at-bat at Fenway Park, Kris Bryant hit a ball over the spot on Lansdowne Street where his dad proposed to his mom.
Jon Lester, who pitched for two of Theo Epstein’s three championship teams, said the Cubs president ranks among the top three baseball execs all-time.
Despite “the best I’ve thrown all year,” Lester lost 6-5 to the Pirates — just ahead of his first trip to Boston since an unpleasant ending there.