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Francona wants to manage in 2012

Posted on: October 4, 2011 10:48 am
 
By C. Trent Rosecrans

Terry Francona hopes to manage next season, according to a report from ESPN's Buster Olney.

Francona's contract was picked up by the Red Sox late last week. We looked at possible landing spots for Francona on Friday, noting that if he wants to manage in 2012, he'll certainly have a chance.

Olney also reported Phillies bench coach Pete Mackanin will be one of the people interviewed to replace Francona in Boston. Mackanin was also on our list of possible replacements. One name that wasn't on our list was Torey Lovullo, the Pawtucket Red Sox manager in 2010 who went with John Farrell to Toronto. Sports Illustrated's Jon Heyman tweeted that Lovullo would be considered, while he writes that Bobby Valentine and Joe Torre are not candidates.

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Since: Jun 12, 2009
Posted on: October 13, 2011 10:57 am
 

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Since: May 30, 2009
Posted on: October 5, 2011 8:49 am
 

Francona wants to manage in 2012

Guess what? I think I must've brainwashed my son like my father brainwashed ME about Boston sports: my son went to college @ Northeastern in Boston and STAYED in Boston. I guess he's now a "Bostonian". He somehow gets tickets to see the Red Sox, Celtics, Bruins, and Pats. The first year he was up there, Boston won the WS in 2004. So he goes to me, "Boston wins EVERYTHING all the time". I said, "Let me tell you a little story about the Curse of the Babe and the heartache of '67, '75, '78, '86......." lol. I think the Pats also won the Super Bowl the year he went up there. It's a great city, it's our favorite city.



Since: Sep 11, 2006
Posted on: October 4, 2011 11:48 pm
 

Francona wants to manage in 2012

I think Lowe, Arroyo, and Dice-K (when he was good) really helped those Sox WS teams, too. And what did they do to replace those guys? Worm: I lived in Pa. my whole life, but I've been a Red Sox fan since I could talk and walk. Because I have a lot of relatives in Connecticut/New England and my father loved the Red Sox. I guess I was brainwashed. lol When I was 10 in 1972, they all took me to Fenway to see a double header with the Indians, I saw Yaz, Tiant, the whole 1972 crew. So that cemented my love for the Red Sox. Then going through all those heartbreakers (1975, 1978 meltdown Bucky Dent, 1986), I thought I'd never see a Red Sox WS win. So I'm happy we got TWO. Guys like me are still so happy about them winning a WS in our lifetime, that it doesn't really hurt me, this meltdown this year. The WS victories tamper anything like that anymore. Of course, the Phillies grew on me from living in Pa, so over the years I almost have "co-" favorite teams. The Red Sox weren't on the radio around here, I wish they were, so I listened to Richie Ashburn & Harry Kalas. I wouldn't even know what to do if the Red Sox played the Phillies in the WS. I really thought that was going to happen this year. Hmmmm....but anyway, my first loyal love was and always will be the Red sox, sentimental. I had a Red Sox hat when I was 4 years old and guess what? I'm wearing one now! Funny there's now a LOT of Red Sox fans around here in Pa, I guess because the won 2 WS's. So when TB squeaked by them, when I go to stores around here they see me with my Red Sox hat on and everyone says, "Sorry about the Red Sox" to me. LOL!!! Years ago, people would say, "What the fuck are you wearing a Red Sox hat for in Pa???" LOL! Also, around here, for some reason there's a HUGE Yankees following. We got the Yanks AAA team here about 10 minutes from me, about 5 years ago, but there was a HUGE Yankees following around here even before that. I HATE the Yankees.




Bid Dan-Love this post. I currently live in Oklahoma City but spent the first 36 years of my life in Massachusetts and grew up as a hometown Boston sports fan.  While I do not remember quite as far back as 1972 (I was 2) I do recall 1978 somewhat and 1986. I was also schooled on the Sox history by my entire family. So like you this does not hurt as much now that we have 2 WS wins in the past 7 years and the one in 2004 being the sweetest ever with that comeback against our most hated foes in NY. It kind of figures for me that the one sport where Boston has the most championships (Basketball) is the sport I hardly follow. For years growing up it went hockey, football and baseball in my heart. The Bruins were always gritty and fun as hell to watch and the Pats sucked for years and now are very good. Point is that I am now content to see what happens. Sure I want them all to continue doing well but it may not happen, thanks to all the recent success I am still a happy camper.




Since: May 30, 2009
Posted on: October 4, 2011 9:36 pm
 

Francona wants to manage in 2012

I think Lowe, Arroyo, and Dice-K (when he was good) really helped those Sox WS teams, too. And what did they do to replace those guys? Worm: I lived in Pa. my whole life, but I've been a Red Sox fan since I could talk and walk. Because I have a lot of relatives in Connecticut/New England and my father loved the Red Sox. I guess I was brainwashed. lol When I was 10 in 1972, they all took me to Fenway to see a double header with the Indians, I saw Yaz, Tiant, the whole 1972 crew. So that cemented my love for the Red Sox. Then going through all those heartbreakers (1975, 1978 meltdown Bucky Dent, 1986), I thought I'd never see a Red Sox WS win. So I'm happy we got TWO. Guys like me are still so happy about them winning a WS in our lifetime, that it doesn't really hurt me, this meltdown this year. The WS victories tamper anything like that anymore. Of course, the Phillies grew on me from living in Pa, so over the years I almost have "co-" favorite teams. The Red Sox weren't on the radio around here, I wish they were, so I listened to Richie Ashburn & Harry Kalas. I wouldn't even know what to do if the Red Sox played the Phillies in the WS. I really thought that was going to happen this year. Hmmmm....but anyway, my first loyal love was and always will be the Red sox, sentimental. I had a Red Sox hat when I was 4 years old and guess what? I'm wearing one now! Funny there's now a LOT of Red Sox fans around here in Pa, I guess because the won 2 WS's. So when TB squeaked by them, when I go to stores around here they see me with my Red Sox hat on and everyone says, "Sorry about the Red Sox" to me. LOL!!! Years ago, people would say, "What the fuck are you wearing a Red Sox hat for in Pa???" LOL! Also, around here, for some reason there's a HUGE Yankees following. We got the Yanks AAA team here about 10 minutes from me, about 5 years ago, but there was a HUGE Yankees following around here even before that. I HATE the Yankees.



Since: Mar 17, 2007
Posted on: October 4, 2011 9:34 pm
 

Francona wants to manage in 2012

I just wanted to add
I grew up in Boston
and My hero as a young boy was Ted Williams

I thought Francona was a good manager and lucky also
He was not a wizard, but basicily was lucky to be in the rightr place
at the right time.

I used to love to watch Piersall walk in from right field behid Dominic coping how he walked
and listening to Curt Gioudy broadcasting games like Parnell's no hitter against Chicage W Sox,
and got in the dog house for not waking my Grandfather as he slept through the game down the Cape.

But I think letting the Cubs talk to Epstein is a huge mistake
But I think Francona should have had a temper tantrum
 and got tossed from a game to try and change the course this team was in
, I quit listening/watching to Red Sox
 with my paid subscription to MLB on the internet
 after the first week of September
 and posted on my Facebook page the Red Sox were tanking it .
It was so plain,they had quit as a team,
 it was obvious they had quit as a team except for Pedroyia 
What francona has done before is past history
and I'll always remember Francona for what he did,
 but there is no excuse for what he didn't do this September


If i was to rank Francona for what he did in Boston I'd give him a A+
but for what e did in Septemberr 2011 I'd give him an "F"




Since: Jul 29, 2011
Posted on: October 4, 2011 9:05 pm
 

Francona wants to manage in 2012

Big Dan,

You remind me of a friend from PA named Rizzo who once resided in MA but moved back to PA.  I agree with everything you said but There are credible stories right now about problems with the attitudes and disrespect that The Red Sox pitchers had towards Terry Francona.  During the season a number of Red Sox Starters drank beer in the clubhouse during the days that they weren't scheduled to pitch.  It must of been alot of beers since they all seemed to gain some weight during the season.  It doesn't look like a steroid issue but a "Beer Belly Issue".  Some starters just weren't in shape at the end of the season.  Now I love beer, drinking one right now - on a school night - have to be in at 8 am.  But if I made millions of dollars I would run my ass somewhat off to stay in shape to earn my paycheck and the respect of my team mates.  Check out the stories on Boston.com or the website for The Boston Herald. 


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