Originally written on Fox Sports Ohio  |  Last updated 4/3/13
In Part II of his conversation with new Indians manager Terry Francona, Pat McManamon talks with Francona about the 2007 playoffs, when Franconas Red Sox beat the Indians in Clevelands last playoff season. The two also talk about the difference between managing in a big-money market like Boston, and a town like Cleveland -- and Franconas attitude to differences in payroll. Q: Going back to the American League Championship Series in 2007 against the Indians, down 3-1. You really dont change? A: Try not to. We were down 2-1 and everybody wanted us to skip (Tim) Wakefield and pitch (Josh) Beckett. I tried to remind people that our goal wasnt to win the next game, our goal was to win the Series. I had gone to Beckett and I had asked him, How do you feel? He said, Im OK. Ill pitch early if you want me to, but I wont be I was like, that answers that. We were trying to win four games, not two. Our goal wasnt to prolong the series, our goal was to win the series. I thought by being patie...
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