Theo Epstein became a key front office man in his early 20s and took over the Red Sox, one of the most storied yet tortured franchises in baseball at the tender age of 28. Three years later he built them into a World Series winner and three years after that they repeated.
He then went on to a new challenge: taking over one of the other most storied franchises in baseball history, with an even longer history of heartbreak and futility than the Red Sox had. In the past five years he has built them into a World Series champion as well. In so doing, he almost certainly earned himself a place in the Baseball Hall of Fame some day. His legend is secure.
So what are ya gonna do now, Theo?
That’s fair. You earned it, dude.