Eddie Vedder Bolts the Sox; Marlins Say Goodbye to Showtime

by Jason Epstein

Eddie Veder has turned in his Red Sox Nation membership card.

Citing the move of wunderkind general manager Theo Epstein to the Cubs, his National League team, the Pearl Jam lead singer said he was done with Boston (59–63) and had decided to follow another Junior Circuit franchise.

His choice?

The Twins (50–70). (Cubs? Twins? Well, say what you want: The man is clearly no frontrunner.)

Meanwhile, the Marlins (55–67) have pulled the plug on The Franchise half-hour series with only eight episodes completed. Apparently, the reality of last place in the division after overhyped preseason expectations was too much “reality” for the club to handle.

The final new show will be shown on Wednesday evening at 10:00 p.m. EDT.

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