Updated: August 23, 2012 9:53AM
In a column that appeared in the Boston Globe on Thursday, Dan Shaughnessy asked Theo Epstein about the Sun-Times’ back page from Opening Day that depicted the Cubs president walking across Lake Michigan.
‘‘[The illustration was] beyond ridiculous. ... It’s so obviously setting one up to fail in every possible way,” Epstein said. “When people you don’t know say nice things about you, if you allow yourself, even subconsciously, to attach a shred of meaning to it, when the opposite happens, when people you don’t know say bad things about you, you can’t attach that same meaning.
‘‘To be human and live the life you want to live, you have to protect yourself and be completely removed from that type of stuff, so it didn’t really bother me.’’