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MESA, Ariz. — His colleagues say he’s as competitive as ever, but there’s little doubt current Chicago Cubs president and former Boston Red Sox general manager Theo Epstein has changed over the years — but that’s mostly due to his situation in life. When he was running the Red Sox at the absurdly young age of 28, the middle-of-the-night “aggressive” email to a staffer wasn’t uncommon. These days, the emails still come, but mostly during working hours.
“At 3 a.m., when you have two young kids and have to get them off to school in the morning, you better be sleeping,” Epstein joked over the weekend. “In the past, at 3 a.m., maybe I was just coming in, and I would check email and send one off.”
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