Cue the Huey Lewis. Nearly lost amidst all the clamor for Joe Girardi is the fact that the Cubs may decide to go back to the not-too-distant past to in their search for a new manager.

Word has leaked from higher-ups that Theo Epstein is considering Back to the Future’s Doctor Emmett Brown, and would like to harness his time traveling prowess. In fact, Epstein nearly hired Brown once before as time travel consultant to the Red Sox.

Fans and media wholly missed these subtle words hinting at time travel from Epstein’s press conference yesterday:

“The Cubs are at a point where the rebuilding needs to be sped up. We would like for the eternally-elusive ‘next year’ to actually be next year. In fact, if we could just figure out a way to get the entire team traveling at 88 miles per hour into a giant power source, that’d be terrific.”

Word is that Doc Brown has already pitched a plan that includes using Ronnie Woo-Woo to supply the necessary 1.21 gigawatts of electricity.

“Statistics!?” Doc Brown said. “Where we’re going, we don’t need statistics. GREAT SCOTT!”

Brown then pulled out a picture, pointed at the fading visage of Jed Hoyer and ran into a strange old barn that has recently appeared on Waveland Avenue.

Bandwagon Dan