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Saturday, June 23, 2018

Red Sox didn’t send Theo Epstein’s unvitation to Fenway’s 100th anniversary until day before the celebration

The Red Sox probably thought they were doing a cool thing by celebrating the 100th anniversary of Fenway Park, but little did they know how much drama it would cause.

Last week, Terry Francona, who left/was fired by the team after last season’s collapse, said he would not feel comfortable attending the celebration. He changed his mind this week and said on Wednesday he would be in attendance.

Well if the manager for the Red Sox’s last two World Series-winning teams will be in attendance, surely so will the general manager who built those teams, right? Wrong.

The Red Sox initially did not invite Theo Epstein, who was “traded” to the Cubs in the offseason, to the celebration until Thursday, the day before the ceremony. Buster Olney believes that the unvitation was the result of public pressure.

Shockingly, Epstein wasn’t able to change his plans to arrange a last-second trip to Boston, but he is wishing them a good time.

“I hope tomorrow is a great day for Red sox fans and for the whole organization,” Epstein told CBS Sports’ Jon Heyman. “I have plans to be at the Cubs game tomorrow, but I will take a moment to toast Fenway along with everyone else who loves that ballpark.”

Nice going, Boston. You guys are just oozing with class right now.

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