How Theo Epstein Turned The Lovable Losers Into World Series Winners

Chicago Cubs president for baseball operations Theo Epstein celebrates after Game 7 of the Major League Baseball World Series Thursday, Nov. 3, 2016, in Cleveland. The Cubs won 8-7 in 10 innings to win the series 4-3.
Chicago Cubs president for baseball operations Theo Epstein celebrates after Game 7 of the Major League Baseball World Series Thursday, Nov. 3, 2016, in Cleveland. The Cubs won 8-7 in 10 innings to win the series 4-3. David J. Phillip / AP Photo
Chicago Cubs president for baseball operations Theo Epstein celebrates after Game 7 of the Major League Baseball World Series Thursday, Nov. 3, 2016, in Cleveland. The Cubs won 8-7 in 10 innings to win the series 4-3.
Chicago Cubs president for baseball operations Theo Epstein celebrates after Game 7 of the Major League Baseball World Series Thursday, Nov. 3, 2016, in Cleveland. The Cubs won 8-7 in 10 innings to win the series 4-3. David J. Phillip / AP Photo

How Theo Epstein Turned The Lovable Losers Into World Series Winners

When Theo Epstein came in as Cubs president in 2011, he said he had a plan for rebuilding this team. Now the city is reaping the benefits.

Morning Shift speaks with Steven Goldman, columnist for Vice Sports and Today’s Knuckleball, for a deeper dive into the Epstein era.