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Chicago Cubs: Epstein responds to Arrieta's political tweet


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Kyle Terada - USA Today Sports
Kyle Terada - USA Today Sports

Cubs Jake Arrieta called out the liberal media and Hollywood in the following provocative tweet on Wednesday morning after Donald Trump was voted the 45th President of the United States.

"Time for Hollywood to pony up and head for the border," #illhelpyouback #beatit Arrieta posted.

Theo Epstein was asked about the tweet at the Winter GM meetings on Wednesday afternoon.

"I'm still processing that, too," he said. "I believe in the first amendment. But I also believe we should be mindful of how other people feel."

Epstein said that Arrieta's tweet would not hurt his future with the Cubs organization.

"No, not at all," Epstein said. "Just like our ownership group is as diverse as you can be politically. Tolerance is important, especially in a democracy. The ability to have honest conversations, even if you come from a different place, a difference perspective is fundamentally important."

Regardless of your political affiliation or leanings, Arrieta did his job in the postseason for the Cubs. He was 2-1 in four games started in the postseason with a 3.63 ERA in 22.1 innings giving up only 17 hits, with seven walks, and 25 strikeouts.

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