On Thursday night, the St. Louis Cardinals lost to the San Francisco Giants allowing the Chicago Cubs to clinch the NL Central for the second year in a row. On Friday, Cubs’ President of Player Operations Theo Epstein showed up to Wrigley Field in a fake mustache to sit with the fans to celebrate the division title.
Outside of a small stretch where they lost 14 of 21 games from late June to early July leading up to the All-Star break, the Cubs have been on a tear for the full season. After their walk-off win on Friday afternoon over the Brewers, the team is sitting on 94 wins with 15 games still left to play.
Epstein and general manager Jed Hoyer, who also spent the day taking in the game with some fans in the bleachers, have to feel great about the team they’ve built as they approach October. They’re third in the MLB in runs scored and boast the best team ERA in either league.
This isn’t the first time Epstein was seen wearing something out of the ordinary. Back in 2005, after he resigned as general manager of the Boston Red Sox, he left the stadium wearing a gorilla costume. While it was Halloween the night he wore the costume, it still made headlines for obvious reasons.