Found December 06, 2011 on
The end of a crazy turn of events came today, and some might say that things have come full circle. Terry Francona, the former Red Sox manager, agreed to take a job as an analyst on ESPN’s Sunday Night Baseball, a post that was previously held by current Sox manager Bobby Valentine.
Francona will make his ESPN debut tonight from Dallas, where he will cover the annual winter meetings for SportsCenter and Baseball Tonight. Tito filled in for games 1 and 2 of last years American League Championship Series on Fox.
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It may not take long into the season for new Boston Red Sox manager Bobby Valentine to incur the wrath of the city's rabid fan base.
Valentine, though, scored some major points with Boston fans on Wednesday when the subject of the rival New York Yankees came up during a sit-down session with the media.
"I hate the Yankees," Valentine said. "I don't want to...
Bobby Valentine shares something in common with Red Sox fans
I have only a few requests from the manager of the Boston Red Sox:
1.) Manage the team on the field and off the field and help put them in a position to make the playoffs and succeed. This is a lot easier than you might think because the American League is a lot easier to manage in. Just don’t make too many stupid moves...
DALLAS –– Bobby Valentine wanted to squash the rumors. As talks swirled about Bill Buckner's candidacy for hitting coach last week, the Red Sox manager didn't want to leave Dave Magadan in limbo. After speaking to Magadan and general manager Ben Cherington, Valentine moved swiftly to retain him. Just don't expect any more announcements on the rest of the coaching...
Terry Francona has a new gig; he will be in the broadcast booth for ESPN's Sunday Night Baseball next season. Tito will also be on ESPN for other baseball related programs. C
Terry Francona, who won two World Series in eight seasons as the manager of the Boston Red Sox but was fired after their September collapse this season, has joined ESPN as an analyst, the network said.
Bobby Valentine has called Carl Crawford several times. Bobby V. has left messages on Crawford's phone and has even texted him. In each case there was no answer or follow-up. Valentine has been trying to set up a meeting with Crawford while he is in Texas for the Winter Meetings since Crawford lives in Houston.
"I really wanted to have my voice be the first communication...
DALLAS (AP) -- Terry Francona is swapping jobs with Bobby Valentine.
Terry Francona is swapping jobs with Bobby Valentine. In another winter meetings trade, ESPN said Monday that Francona will become an analyst for its Sunday night game telecasts next season, joining Dan Shulman and Orel Hershiser in the broadcast booth. Valentine worked for ESPN in 2003 and rejoined the network in September 2009.
DALLAS - For a while, anyway, Bobby Valentine will be the story.
Bobby Valentine took Terry Francona‘s old job, and now Terry replaces Bobby:
Francona will join Dan Shulman and Orel Hershiser in the Sunday Night Baseball booth, replacing current Red Sox manager and former ESPN analyst Bobby Valentine.
Francona will also provide analysis for Baseball Tonight, among other news and information shows, and ESPN’s coverage of the Little League...
DALLAS - Upon receiving a phone call this week from new Red Sox manager Bobby Valentine, Josh Beckett aired out...
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