Here you go Tribe fans, your manager is excited and he thinks you should be too. New Indians’ manager, Terry Francona dipped into the Cleveland sports fan psyche delivering a message for all the haters out there.
Manager Terry Francona: “If you’re a Cleveland Indians fan and you didn’t like this winter, you’re probably going to be mad at anything.”
— Tom Withers (@twithersAP) February 16, 2013
Today was the team’s first full squad practice in Goodyear, Arizona. They will begin play in the Grapefruit League on February 22 against their in-state rivals, the Cincinnati Reds.
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