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The Internet is a wonderful place. Write about Theo Epstein and the controversy surrounding his attendance of a Pearl Jam show one day, receive a picture of the Red Sox general manager wearing a fake mustache at the concert in your email inbox the very next morning!

Mrs. Epstein sure seems to be onto our paparazzo, but you can't say the same for the lost Allman brother over on the right. Either Epstein is just a little too into his 738th time hearing Yellow Ledbetter or he's just sneaking a nap during one of his only down moments this year. 

(Are you happy now, Red Sox fans? Do you see how hard this man works for you? Not only does he have to borrow Dwight Evans' mustache to attend a rock show because it's on the same night as one of 18 Boston-New York games, he can't even stay awake to enjoy Stone Gossard's Mike McCready's shredding of the Alive solo!)

At any rate, as this old Sports Illustrated article notes, Epstein has attempted to go incognito at Pearl Jam concerts before. In 2006, he attended a show "wearing a fake mullet wig, glasses, a blue hat and a hooded sweatshirt so that he wouldn't be recognized." Epstein then revealed his identity  to the crowd after joining the band onstage to play Neil Young's "Rockin' In The Free World."   

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  1. sayds15
    1. Posted by sayds15 Thu May 20, 2010 10:22 am EDT

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    Funny, but not really a big deal in my opinion.
  2. Juwanna Man
    2. Posted by Juwanna Man Thu May 20, 2010 10:31 am EDT

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    Why? He's not the pope or something. be yourself.
  3. ~
    3. Posted by ~ Thu May 20, 2010 10:37 am EDT

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    nothing will ever top the Gorilla suit ....
  4. Baker
    4. Posted by Baker Thu May 20, 2010 10:46 am EDT

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    Looks like Eddie Vedder next to Mrs. Epstein in the first photo. Was he taking a break from his job like Theo?
  5. stricklins
    5. Posted by stricklins Thu May 20, 2010 10:51 am EDT

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    He must be on steroids if he thinks he has to wear a disguise. What a Red Sox retard. Now Brian Cashman would have to wear one. LOL
  6. Matthew G
    6. Posted by Matthew G Thu May 20, 2010 11:02 am EDT

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    Stone doesn't do the solo on Alive...it's Mike McCready.
  7. Griza
    7. Posted by Griza Thu May 20, 2010 11:13 am EDT

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    Thats so funny.
    If i were theo i would go to EVERY PJ concert cause they are the best!
    F the Yankees
  8. Duk
    8. Posted by 'Duk Thu May 20, 2010 11:14 am EDT

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    I stand corrected.
  9. The Unsilent Majority
    9. Posted by The Unsilent Majority Thu May 20, 2010 11:39 am EDT

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    He was probably afraid of getting a beatdown for the contracts he gave Beckett and Papelbon.
  10. astcter
    10. Posted by astcter Thu May 20, 2010 11:40 am EDT

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    Man, those people in private boxes really know how to party. Look at how hard they are rockin! Squares.
  11. The Great One
    11. Posted by The Great One Thu May 20, 2010 11:53 am EDT

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    Maybe if he spent more time doing his job, and less time pretending it's Halloween, the Sox wouldn't be saddled with Cameron, Beltre, Lackey, Hermida, Ortiz, Scutaro, and Drew.
    Born and bred in Boston, I have had enough of Theo Epstein and the entire Sox ownership.
  12. Rick V
    12. Posted by Rick V Thu May 20, 2010 12:00 pm EDT

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    As a fan in Toronto a big thank you for the draft picks, and for taking Scutero and letting alex Gonzolez come to Toronto, He also seems to have decent taste in music so I don't see what the fuss is about a GM attending a concert. Did he inhale and make a screwy trade or something.
  13. Phil M
    13. Posted by Phil M Thu May 20, 2010 12:27 pm EDT

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    Red Sox fans are truly retarded if they're getting mad a guy who works 80+ hours a week missing a single game, one in which he has no influence on. GM's don't coach, don't fill out lineups, etc.
    As for "The Great One" you're tired of the ownership and GM that brought you your first world series in 90+ years? What about the second one you guys got?
    Seriously, between Yankee, Red Sox and Cowboys fans I don't which are worse. The vast majority are complete morons.
  14. lyngbakr
    14. Posted by lyngbakr Thu May 20, 2010 12:29 pm EDT

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    Wicked Witch of the EAST on his right....
  15. Keith
    15. Posted by Keith Thu May 20, 2010 1:06 pm EDT

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    I can't believe you didn't mention Bobby Valentine in the post.
  16. ROB NYC
    16. Posted by ROB NYC Thu May 20, 2010 1:19 pm EDT

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    Pj rocks! redsux don't!
  17. jon
    17. Posted by jon Thu May 20, 2010 1:21 pm EDT

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    Hey Duk - YOU SUCK!!!
  18. Mobius
    18. Posted by Mobius Thu May 20, 2010 1:28 pm EDT

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    Pearl Jam? Are they still alive?
  19. Roy
    19. Posted by Roy Thu May 20, 2010 1:30 pm EDT

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    Theo is one funny looking sucker.
    This guy has about the same resources as the Yankees. His track record with signing free agents is horrible. The Dead Sox look like a pathetic team.
    Now that the player s from the old regime are gone, the Sweaty Sox will never win Theo in charge. He thinks he is so smart, trying to reinvent the game. He has reinvented nothing. He is an ugly dope who should be fired.
  20. blouin321
    20. Posted by blouin321 Thu May 20, 2010 1:31 pm EDT

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    He should wear a disguise at Fenway too given the product that he put together for this season!
    The following should also consider disguises- Beckett, Lackey, Dice-BB, V-Mart, Cameron, Youk, Lowell, Papi, Okijima, Delcarmen... The list goes on and on.
  21. Michael
    21. Posted by Michael Thu May 20, 2010 3:15 pm EDT

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    When is Theo going to get Pearl Jam to play Fenway Park! It's a shame they haven't played Fenway...when the likes of Neil Diamond have.
  22. Wade
    22. Posted by Wade Thu May 20, 2010 3:19 pm EDT

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    I can't imagine the Spank-mees letting their GM do something like this. I don't know much about this music but I asked my daughter Miley and she said that Pearl Jam is 'cool,' as the kids put it. She adores Theo.
    I am glad to see theo showing his love for this kind of music and relating to younger fans this way since it makes it easier to grow future generations of RSN as we push forward to becoming more and more beloved by fans everywhere.
  23. Crazy Legs
    23. Posted by Crazy Legs Thu May 20, 2010 4:17 pm EDT

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    Who CARES?? Stop wasting my time..

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