Originally written on Fox Sports Ohio  |  Last updated 11/8/14
CLEVELAND -- Terry Francona has learned quickly that hes not in Boston anymore. Managing in Cleveland is a different ballgame. Its more baseball and less soap opera however you want to say it, Francona said Friday before the Indians rain-delayed game against Tampa. Franconas statement was in response to a question about events he described in his book, Francona: The Red Sox Years. In the book, Francona detailed how he grew weary of constantly having to put out fires in Boston that had nothing to do with baseball -- ranging from rescheduling games at inopportune times to dealing with quirky requests from ownership. It got to a point I think in Boston where there were so many things on the periphery, he said. Add on some of the personalities the Red Sox had -- Manny Ramirez, Josh Beckett -- and it became quite a mix. That was part of the job description, Francona said. Life is different with the Indians. I think I remember in the first press conference (in Cleveland) saying I could b...
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