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...