After weeks of its happening . . . wait, not yet . . . OK now, its happening . . . well, wait a second now . . . there will finally be official press conferences Tuesday for Theo Epstein as the new president of Baseball Operations for the Chicago Cubs, and Ben Cherington as the executive vice-presidentgeneral manager of the Red Sox.
That was a process though, huh?
The Cubs will hold a press conference at 12 p.m. EST at Wrigley Field, with the Sox holding theirs at 3:00 p.m. EST at Fenway Park.
Epstein, who thanked fans with a full-page ad in the Boston Globe on Sunday and wrote a Farewell, Red Sox Nation op-ed piece in the same newspaper on Tuesday, was hired as GM of the Red Sox at the end of the 2002 season. In his time as GM of the Sox, Epstein helped bring two World Series championships to Boston.
Epstein visited Wrigley Field Monday to meet his new staff, which will include former Padres GM Jed Hoyer, once the Red Sox assistant GM under Theo Epstein.
Ben Cherington and Jed Hoyer were co-general managers of the Red Sox during Epsteins brief absence from the position after the conclusion of the 2005 season.
Comcast SportsNet New England will air both press conferences live.