>>Cubs May Make Announcement During World Series Off-Day
(Chicago, IL) -- Only in Wrigleyville could a team get away with making a big time announcement during an off-day of the World Series, despite the league's traditional ban on doing so. According to sources close to the situation, the Cubs may be able to announce the hiring of their new baseball executive. Talks between the Boston Red Sox and Northsiders regarding compensation for general manager Theo Epstein have dragged out more than a week, which has created this dilema. Meanwhile, "Sports Illustrated" is reporting that Epstein will likely assume the title of Chicago's president of baseball operations and the Cubs would bring in San Diego Padres general manager Jed Hoyer to fill the same position in the Windy City. Two years ago on a travel day during the World Series, a news conference was held to announce that the Ricketts family had acquired the Cubs from Tribune Co.