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Theo Epstein celebrated winning the World Series by eating a goat

Monday, November 7, 2016 13:15
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Put Theo Epstein in the Hall of Fame now. The Chicago Cubs president of Baseball Operations has officially ended two of the longest droughts in sports, one in Boston and one in Chicago, to claim stake to greatest MLB executive ever. So how did Theo celebrate bringing a title to a franchise that hasn’t had one in 108 years? Well he belted out “Go Cubs Go” atop Murphy’s Bleachers, which was cool. But this, this is much better. Epstein and members of the Cubs front office ate goat while sitting in the left field bleachers at Wrigley Field. Yep, goat. Via the Chicago Sun Times:

“We were on the phone with Jed. He was recapping the game, and in the background, Theo says he wanted roasted goat for lunch,” restaurateur Kevin Boehm said, referring to Jed Hoyer, the Cubs’ executive vice president and general manager. “I said we’d make it happen.” Boehm is co-owner of Boka Restaurant Group with Rob Katz. They enlisted chef Stephanie Izard to prepare the goat. It’s a specialty at her Girl & the Goat restaurant, which is part of the Boka group.

The group ate a 9 1/2 pound roasted goat while enjoying their World Series. Epstein has already said he’s going on a bender after winning it all and this is just perfect.


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