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Sunday, November 23, 2014

Did Theo Epstein Outbid the Blackhawks’ Patrick Sharp on a Chicago Home?

Theo Epstein is just living the dream. He is known to many as the savior of the Red Sox franchise for having broken an 86-year curse, and now he has an opportunity to snap an even longer drought in Chicago. Having just signed a five-year, $20 million contract with the Cubs, Epstein must be feeling pretty good about where his life is at. After purchasing a new $3.25 million home located just blocks from Wrigley Field, he must be feeling even better.

According to the Chicago Tribune, Epstein’s new mansion is located in Lakeview, which is right around the corner from the Cubs’ stadium.  The list price on the home was $2.99 million, which I’m guessing means Theo really had to have it.  The house includes five full bathrooms, two half baths, a master suite, and a four-car garage.

Of course, there is a fun little side plot to all of this.  Just five days before Epstein closed on the home on Oct. 26, Chicago Blackhawks forward Patrick Sharp cancelled the contract that he had signed to buy the home on Sept. 15.  It’s certainly possible that plans changed or something went wrong for Sharp, but it’s also possible that the big, bad, new front office guy in town outbid him.  Money talks.

Fist pound to Hardball Talk for the story.



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