When Theo Epstein returned to Boston, his hometown, with the Chicago Cubs last week, he used the occasion to put on a charity concert for his foundation.

Two of the guests at the concert: The Cubs’ 2016 World Series trophy and the Red Sox’s 2004 World Series trophy.

Perhaps security should have taken better care of them.

During one of the songs, with Epstein watching and playing guitar on stage, the trophies went crowd-surfing. Epstein even encouraged it.


The Cubs’ trophy was reportedly damaged, with a number of the flags getting “dinged up.” But don’t fret: The trophy was repaired.

Maybe next time Epstein should wait until he wins another World Series trophy before crowd-surfing them. The Cubs may have just won the title, but World Series trophies aren’t dispensable in Chicago just yet.

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Kevin mostly covers college football and college basketball, with an emphasis on NCAA issues and other legal issues in sports. He is also an incoming law student. He's written for SB Nation, USA Today, VICE Sports, The Guardian and The Wall Street Journal, among others. He is a graduate of Northwestern University.