Like a king ready to preside over his new kingdom, Theo Epstein held court today at his introductory press conference with great aplomb. And this shot, courtesy of, is begging to be captioned on this happy, happy day. You think Tom Ricketts shares our excitement?

So, captions. Do share if you’re so inclined.

  • Kansas Cubs Fan
  • Eric S

    A new hope!

  • hardtop

    “i just let out a silent one, wait til he gets a whif of that”

  • Dave H

    Theo: You don’t know the power of the Dark-side!

  • jstraw

    “Does Theo ‘*like* me’ or just ‘like me’ like me?”

  • bacboris

    And Henry said I’m not letting you go. And I said, “Whatcha ya gonna’ do about it”!

  • Jeremy

    Tom looks like he’s ready to jizz in his pants with that look of admiration at Theo.

  • ReiCow

    “*sigh* He is sooooo dreamy.. he sparkles!”

  • die hard

    havent seen that type of look since prom night….at least they have come out and not hiding man crushes….so Cubs are open minded organization which is good….like military is now which is about time….as long as the new players can bunt, is all I care about

  • Matt Murton

    “You never forget your first pudding face.”
    If Jell-O doesn’t start using this, that’s just poor marketing on their part

  • Joe

    Epstein about to be on Chicago Tribune Live with Kaplan right now.

  • Cliffy

    Great show with Kaplan and Theo lots of great questions/answers.

    • Brett

      I missed it (out to dinner with family). I’m sure there’ll be a write-up/transcript, though. Look forward to reading and sifting.

      • Vinestal

        Id like to see that write-up/transcript if you find it please post it. Dont have csn sadly.

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  • Katie

    Damn he’s hot. I wonder if Theo is a boxer or briefs man? Or the best of both worlds, the boxer brief. Yeah, he’s gotta be a boxer brief kind of guy. I wore my best cologne today, I wonder if he noticed? God, he is so hot! I’m so glad I didn’t give that oily bohunk Hendry a piece of ass at last years Christmas party! Man, I was drunk. I’m saving myself for Theo. I wonder if he manscapes … Full Brazilian? Definitely. Wha… Wait… When did the press conference end? Damn he’s hot.

    • TWC

      Wait, are there YOUR thoughts? Or Ricketts’s?

      • Katie


    • Lou

      Well, his wife isn’t bad either. Neither is David DeJesus wife. Yowza!

  • Elwood

    “Wow, I mean WOW! I just stole Theo FREAKIN’ Epstein from the Red Sox! Somebody please pinch me…..”

  • Katie

    Ricketts: Tonight I’m gonna show Theo my “O” face!

    • Brett

      Ha. Nicely integrating the movie of the day.

  • Ramin

    During ctl theo kept calling it a building

    mode not rebuilding also he kept hinting tthat hes going to try to put a contender for 2012. Example. I dont c 2012 as a year we punt the ball we will try to balance 12 as a uear we punt tje ball cubs fams deserve to c a winner every year we r buildimg not rebuilding

  • Ramin

    Theo kept hinting on ctl. Example I dont c 2012 as a year we punt the ball cub fans deserve to c a contender every year we r building not rebuilding. Brett wat do u think he means by thos comments

  • Ramin

    My bad about the first comment touch keyboard suks

  • Serio

    Ready are you? What know you of ready? For eight hundred years have I trained Jedi. My own counsel will I keep on who is to be trained. A Jedi must have the deepest commitment, the most serious mind. This one a long time have I watched. All his life has he looked away… to the future, to the horizon. Never his mind on where he was. Hmm? What he was doing. Hmph. Adventure. Heh. Excitement. Heh. A Jedi craves not these things.

  • Shawn

    Buying the Chicago Cubs: $850 million

    Getting the best GM in the game: $18.5 million and a couple of prospects

    Looking down at a room full of your biggest critics with a shit eating grin:  Priceless.



    • DWahl71

      without a doubt the best haha

    • Brett


  • IACub

    (Ricketts) “I’m gonna win a series…I’m gonna win a series!”

    (Theo) “You may call me ‘Savior’ or ‘Theo Christ’…whichever flows better off the pen”

    (Hendry – at home watching) Sob…Sob…Sob…”Damn Bartman!”

  • Diesel

    I desperately want to make love to a schoolboy.

  • Sweetjamesjones

    “You like Mac-n-Cheese too? I’ll have my mom call your mom and we can totally have a slumber party!”

  • Cubsklm

    “Is that a microphone in front of me, or am I just very glad to see you?!”

  • Caleb

    Theo: “You see, we can move Soriano as soon as 2012.”
    Ricketts: “You’re so cute when you talk payroll reduction!”

  • Jarrod

    I know this is very late, but here goes…
    “I want to kiss you.” (Joe Namath/Suzy Kolber reference)

    • Brett

      Late, but funny.