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Francona bats away Schilling comments

Posted on: September 20, 2011 7:00 pm
SchillingBy Evan Brunell

Curt Schilling told WEEI Tuesday morning and said he doesn't think the Red Sox will make the playoffs, adding that there has been a significant momentum shift that now falls in the Rays' favor.

“It’s kind of crashing down around them,” Schilling added. “Somebody asked me last night about them making the playoffs and I said, ‘You know how I feel about these guys, you know how I feel about [manager Terry Francona] … I don’t want them to make the playoffs because I don’t think they have a chance to go anywhere.’”

Well, Francona has a response to Schilling, even though he did not hear his former ace's (photo: 2007) comments until being told.

"I don’t give a [expletive]," he said.

Francona didn't have much else to add, but Schilling did. He took to Twitter to deflect criticism, saying, "What I think, not what I want. I want them to get in and win it all, if they need someone like me motivating that's an entirely diff chat."

Francona also addressed David Ortiz's remarks that it was time to convert Alfredo Aceves to a starter. Aceves has served as a long reliever for the Red Sox the entire year and has been incredibly successful in doing so. As the Red Sox rotation stands in tatters, the call for Aceves to make some starts is growing.

"Believe it or not, I haven’t read a paper," said Francona. "There’s so many [media members] here that if you ask questions and someone gives an answer, I’ll be answering them all day. For Schill and for David, I’d rather just do the game."

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Since: Aug 21, 2006
Posted on: September 20, 2011 9:46 pm

Francona bats away Schilling comments

Fire Francona? Wow. I'm no Sox fan, but that is a pretty insane idea.

Since: Sep 5, 2009
Posted on: September 20, 2011 9:27 pm

Francona bats away Schilling comments

     Francona has averaged 93 wins a season in Boston and won 2 WS titles.  I'd say he knows what he is doing.

Since: Sep 20, 2011
Posted on: September 20, 2011 9:13 pm

Francona bats away Schilling comments

Francona needs to be fired.   This team has done as well as it has not because of his brilliant strategic moves, but in spite of him.
He thinks he is above any type of advice from anyone, and that is just arrogant.  He needs to go, and the sooner the better.

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