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CLEVELAND -- Terry Francona candidly admits he is directionally challenged.
He proved that before the Cleveland Indians home opener on Monday.
Francona lives two blocks from Progressive Field and walks to games. He had his first experience on the streets of Cleveland when he headed to the game at about 8:15 a.m.
I got lost three times, Francona said.
Franconas walk involves two long blocks and, depending on his route, maybe a left and a right turn.
Im bad, he said. Guys that know me know. Even when I got to the garage, two people that work here said, Hey do you know where youre going? I was like nope.
Finally somebody was nice enough to drive me on a golf cart down here. Ive just been blessed with horrible directional (ability), he said.
Francona still enjoyed his walk.
I think Cleveland has officially the nicest people Ive ever met, he said. Everybody I went by said hello. That was a little different than Im used to.
He is the first manager anyone with the Indians can remember living downtown, and he said he thinks hell love it.
I like being close to the ballpark, he said. I always have. If Im on the road, if I had my druthers, which I dont, Id rather stay at a Motel 6 thats next to the ballpark than have to drive a half hour.
I hate having to make an appointment to go to the ballpark.
Im showing my age, but you used to be able to sit at the ballpark and you could drink a few beers and play cards and walk to the hotel. You cant really do that anymore.
And I understand it.
But I miss that too.
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