Found October 01, 2011 on
Mike Lowell handled himself with a great deal of class on and off the field during his playing career, which made him a favorite amongst Red Sox fans. But although he said goodbye to the Fenway Faithful and baseball last year, the 2007 World Series MVP still follows his old team. Lowell appeared on The Dan LeBatard Show on Friday to discuss the tough ending to the Red Sox' season. One of the alleged issues, now that Red Sox Nation has seen its beloved manager of eight years depart, has been chemistry, which is something Lowell talked about. "Chemistry is...

Photo: An unfortunate moment in Boston bus advertising

Boston Red Sox fans must have been angry when they saw this bus arrive on Friday morning with this ad on its side. But it's nothing compared to what they're going to feel when they board on Monday and see Terry Francona driving the thing. BIG BLS H/N: Reddit via @iracane

Terry Francona Leaves Boston Having Never Accomplished Anything Ever

The collapse of the 2011 Boston Red Sox has finally hit the bottom. A Nation looking for somebody to blame for the team’s 7-20 finish and desperate to reclaim their “cursed underdogs” have found a scapegoat in manager Terry Francona, either by way of a resignation or by the Sox deciding not to pick up his 2012 option depending on how you want to spin it. Regardless, Francona...

Boston Red Sox: Post-Collapse Thoughts on Francona, Lackey, and the Future

(Hingle/ US Presswire) In the wake of the worst collapse in MLB history, the Boston Red Sox are trying their best to put on a brave face, pick up the pieces, and move on.  One step toward doing so may be firing skipper Terry Francona; the two sides are scheduled to meet this week to discuss his fate.  While GM Theo Epstein publicly stated that the team does not blame Francona for...

Vote: What Will Terry Francona Do Next Season?

After an abysmal collapse that watched the Red Sox let a 9 1/2 game lead slip away, manager Terry Francona and general manager Theo Epstein announced that Boston's eight-year manager and the team were parting ways. Now Francona will be faced with the big decision: What's next on the list? At 52 years old, managing for a different team isn't quite out of the question,...

Rebuilding after collapse worked before for Boston

A devastating choke. The manager is sent packing. And the Boston Red Sox put the pieces together to win a World Series title the very next year. The Red Sox are hoping they can recover quickly from this season's unprecedented September swoon - just like they did in 2004, when Terry Francona replaced Grady Little after a catastrophic playoff collapse and led the team to the championship...

Not all Bad in Red Sox Land

Sure, the Boston Red Sox just suffered what many baseball analysts are calling the worst September collapse in baseball history. Sure, they will not be making the playoffs with what was supposed to be the biggest offense threat to American League pitchers since creatine and HGH. And while I am not blaming the September meltdown or playoff collapse on John Lackey alone (6.41 era...

Catching Ryan Lavarnway’s First Homerun

You could say I’ve caught a few baseballs at Major League games. So, besides the fact a game with playoff implications was played at Camden Yards, Tuesday night was not all that foreign to me. I sat in my regular seat – section 86, row 10, seat 1 (just don’t ask to see my ticket); and wore a pair of plaid shorts and red sunglasses atop my head. Whether that trio brings luck...

The Red Sox Brand Has Taken a Major Hit

The Red Sox brand has suffered damage similar to that of Netflix.  The September collapse and the news of clubhouse problems along with the departure of Francona have left the team in disarray.   The majority of fans seem upset with ownership and some of the players for the lack of effort and urgency that led to Tito's frustration and ultimate separation with the team.  Some...

Phil Rogers: There's talk Red Sox GM Theo Epstein may be available

Signals out of Boston make it seem Red Sox GM open to Cubs overtureTheo Epstein wore a Red Sox jacket Friday at Fenway Park, explaining his part in the decision-making process that led to the stunning departure of manager Terry Francona. He seemed every bit in charge, as much as always, but it was noted his assistant, Ben Cherington, also participated in meetings between management and Francona.

It's official: Terry Francona won't return as Red Sox manager

After eight years, Terry Francona's tenure as manager of the Red Sox has come to an end. At 5:18 p.m. on a Friday...

The time was right for Francona to go

The fallout from the Boston Red Sox's stunning September collapse has begun.

Damon offers lofty praise for Francona

In his four years in Boston, including the 2004 season to end all seasons, Johnny Damon developed a profound appreciation of the managerial and coping skills of Terry Francona.

Baseball Blogs Weigh In: Francona, Smith, Aceves

Fifty years ago today, Roger Maris broke Babe Ruth's single-season home run record by hitting his 61st of the season. Tracy Stallard of the Red Sox gave up the historic blast, a fourth inning solo shot. Three players (Barry Bonds, Mark McGwire, and Sammy Sosa) have since hit more than 61 homers in a season, but Maris' 1961 total is still the AL record for home runs in a...

Torre manages to avoid talk of Bosox job

Joe Torre beat a hasty retreat Friday night when someone noted that the Red Sox, who suddenly have a managerial vacancy following Terry Francona's ouster, had long ago nearly made Torre a candidate to skipper at Fenway.
Today's Best Stuff
For Bloggers

Join the Yardbarker Network for more promotion, traffic, and money.

Company Info
What is Yardbarker?

Yardbarker is the largest network of sports blogs and pro athlete blogs on the web. This site is the hub of the Yardbarker Network, where our editors and algorithms curate the best sports content from our network and beyond.