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Damon sorry to see Francona - "HOF manager" - go

Posted on: September 30, 2011 10:41 pm
 
ARLINGTON, Tex. -- Boston is now four teams ago in his rear-view mirror but, nevertheless, Tampa Bay outfielder Johnny Damon is sorry to see Terry Francona and the Red Sox part ways.

"It's sad to see him walking away from the game right now," Damon said following the Rays' 9-0 stomping of Texas in Game 1 of the AL Division Series here Friday. "I love him as a manager. He stated he didn't have the clubhouse chemistry he once had, especially back in 2004 when we were able to do some wonderful things.

"To me, he's a Hall of Fame manager. He's always going to be remembered in Boston."
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Since: Nov 14, 2009
Posted on: October 4, 2011 2:11 am
 

Damon sorry to see Francona - "HOF manager" - go

Johnny Damon: looked like Jesus, threw like Mary, & betrayed for bank like Judas.  Amen.



Since: Feb 8, 2008
Posted on: October 4, 2011 1:46 am
 

Damon sorry to see Francona - "HOF manager" - go

When you buy championships, it's easy to be a good manager. Look at Joe Torre. How'd he do in LA? Yeah, not so good. You wanna talk good managers? Let's talk Maddon or Gibson. Doing it with nothing.  I'm a Sox fan, but Francona is just a product of his players.  Anyone can win with the bankrolls Boston and New York have.



Since: Aug 19, 2006
Posted on: October 1, 2011 12:07 pm
 

Damon sorry to see Francona - "HOF manager" - go

Francona a "HOF" manager??  I dont think so, at least not yet... He isnt in the top FIFTY in total wins or Winnig Percentage......the two rings are nice but IMO he needs some more time in the dugout before you can even consider him a HOF manager....

The Yanks could use a good bench coach.......



Since: Sep 12, 2010
Posted on: October 1, 2011 11:46 am
 

Damon sorry to see Francona - "HOF manager" - go

Can't stand Boston but I always respected Francona. This is a major mistake that will take the Sox a long time to recover from (GOOD!). Francona is a great manager.



Since: Oct 31, 2006
Posted on: October 1, 2011 3:47 am
 

Damon sorry to see Francona - "HOF manager" - go

DAMON,  the so so,  who sold himeself for a few bucks,    dident you see how boston played in 2011?   tio lost it.   when you learn to be loyal come back and talk.




Since: Jan 26, 2010
Posted on: October 1, 2011 2:11 am
 

Damon sorry to see Francona - "HOF manager" - go

WTF! How can you let a guy like Francona go?...absoulute f'n idiots. I like the Redsox. Now I'd like to see them have a few losing seasons so they can say Umm...maybe we made a mistake. Ya, ya think!




Since: Jul 13, 2007
Posted on: October 1, 2011 1:51 am
 

Damon sorry to see Francona - "HOF manager" - go

Last I checked, he won 2 WS.



Since: Aug 7, 2008
Posted on: October 1, 2011 12:58 am
 

Damon sorry to see Francona - "HOF manager" - go

HOF manager for winning only one WS...and it was a tainted one seeing as how he won with another manager's players and system. No, if Theo Epstein is trying to prove that the Red Sox can win with any manager then I dare him to hire Bob Geren as his next manager. If Geren leads the Red Sox to the WS title next season I will become a Red Sox fan for life. Billy Beane tried to prove that his teams could win with any manager. He failed spectacularly with Geren. Bob Melvin will take the A's to the WS next year. Much has been written about the 2012 date. We all know that Beane has always been seen as a better GM than Epstein. (The Red Sox were going to hire Beane even when they had Epstein and a few other bright assistants under their employ). It's time to prove to the world that Epstein can win without spending an insane amount of money. What about player development? What about shrewd player selection in the draft? 



Since: Jan 2, 2010
Posted on: October 1, 2011 12:35 am
 

Damon sorry to see Francona - "HOF manager" - go

Tito is not a hall of Fame manager yet. He needs about seven to ten more years of running a baseball team. There'sa plethora of manager in line that belong in the hall. Besides the way the hall election is set up, Titowill be overlooked by the voters now, and 25 years from now those voters will forget who he is, and won't care about what he has done.


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