Theo Epstein's tenure with the Cubs is over.
Tuesday, the Cubs and Epstein announced his decision to step down from his position as team president, ending a nine-year run in which Epstein led the club to baseball's mountaintop, breaking their 108-year championship drought.
General manager Jed Hoyer will be promoted to take Epstein's place as manager. Here's how Cubs fans and the baseball world reacted to the seismic news, with some speculating what Epstein will do next.
Some pitched the idea of Epstein becoming MLB commissioner, joining the Bears in some capacity or taking over the Mets' baseball operations. (Epstein reportedly will take the 2021 season off, but he'll certainly have options when he's ready.)
Nine years. Six postseason appearances. Five division titles. Three trips to the NLCS. One historic championship. It was a heck of a run for Epstein on the North Side.