Found May 26, 2013 on
Boston Red Sox
Toronto Blue Jays
BOSTON — Terry Francona got the first laugh of the series. The Red Sox got the last.
The Red Sox capped off a memorable weekend against Francona’s Indians with the ultimate display of resilience on Sunday. Boston scored four runs in the ninth inning to overcome a three-run deficit and earn a 6-5 win.
“This team loves to compete,” manager John Farrell said. “We helped their cause a little bit today with some outfield defense. They were able to benefit on a couple of two-strike pitches that didn’t get to the spot for a two-run base hit by [Carlos] Santana and the home run by [Jason] Kipnis, but until that 27th out is record, this team doesn’t roll over by any means.”
This year’s Red Sox don’t just refuse to roll over. They spring into action when faced with adversity.
The Red Sox, who trailed by as many as four runs in the eighth inning on Sunday, went to work in the ninth against Indians closer Chris Perez trailing by three runs. The deficit wasn’t insurmountable, but Boston’s bats were
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Cleveland Indians manager (and former Boston Red Sox manager) Terry Francona playfully attacked NESN play-by-play announcer Don Orsillo before Friday night's game at Fenway Park.
Francona first chased Orsillo out of the Indians dugout. Then, as Orsillo came back, Francona grabbed his tie and got him in a headlock. Fortunately for us, Orsillo's NESN colleague Jenny...
Terry Francona made his return to Fenway Park as manager of the Indians on Thursday, but he didn’t run into Don Orsillo until the next day.
When he caught a glimpse Orsillo before Friday’s rain-delayed contest at Fenway, the former Red Sox skipper responded by grabbing the NESN play-by-play man by his tie and wrestling him into the visitors’ dugout.
NESN’s own Jenny Dell...
Before Friday night's game against the Cleveland Indians, Boston Red Sox NESN play-by-play man Don Orsillo was attacked by Indians skipper Terry Francona.
This type of behavior went on through Francona's tenure as Red Sox manager. At one point during the game, Orsillo said he was going to use the video above to press charges against Tito....
It’s Terry Francona’s homecoming this weekend and he’s running into all kinds of familiar foes including Red Sox play-by-play man Don Orsillo. In this video below, Cleveland manager, Terry Francona, shows off his dominance as he does his best WWE move on poor Don Orsillo!
video credited to Jenny Dell
It’s good to see a playful side of the Terry...
Sitting at the visiting manager's desk Sunday morning, Cleveland's Terry Francona didn't hide how much he enjoyed his days with the Red Sox.
The 53-year old Francona managed eight years in Boston, including World Series titles in 2004 and `07, but his best memory from his first trip back as an opponent may be a couple of nice ovations he received after making pitching...
Cleveland Indians manager Terry Francona and center fielder Michael Bourn got into a heated argument with second base umpire Tom Hallion and it was interrupted by the great equaliser just seconds later. Heading into the middle of the seventh inning, which is seventh-inning stretch time, Francona had run out onto the field to dispute an out call on an attempted stolen base by Michael...
While it was a long weekend for all of us, it was a looooong weekend for the suddenly embattled Cleveland Indians. I’ve said it so many times, but baseball is such a crazy game and the season is a marathon, not a sprint. I come back to that often because it is important as a fan to not get too high or too low, especially in May.
This month has seen the best and the worst of the...
The Cleveland Indians concluded a four game weekend series in Boston which marked the homecoming of manager Terry Francona. As you're well aware, Francona won two World Championships as manager of the Red Sox. During his tenure in Boston, Francona became good friends with TV play-by-play man Don Orsillo of NESN.
So when Orsillo had the first opportunity to say hello to...
Some good ol’ fashioned patriotism ended a dispute between Terry Francona, Michael Bourn and MLB umpire Tom Hallion.
Bourn thought he was safe on a stole base attempt in the top of seventh inning and things were getting heated enough between the outfielder and umpire that Francona came out to join in on the fun. It looked like the argument would never end, but then Miss New Hampshire...
Buried in his Friday evening notes from Boston, MLB.com’s Jordan Bastian had this “quote to note” from Indians utility man Mike Aviles about manager Terry Francona:
“I had numerous guys ask me, ‘What’s Tito like as a manager?’ I’d say, ‘I promise you, you’ll never want to play for anybody else.’ And it’s no disrespect to anybody else. That’s just the type...
The bad news for the Indians: Chris Perez and Vinnie Pestano have taken the Cleveland bullpen close to concern status.The good news: At least the Indians have depth, so if manager Terry Francona needs to make a switch there are options.This does not say Francona does need to make a move, or that he will.But Sunday in Boston, the Indians lost a winnable game when the bullpen failed...
John Farrell has done a great job as the Red Sox manager so far. There’s no denying that. But there’s still a little place in the hearts of Red Sox fans that belongs to Terry “Tito” Francona. I’m sure there aren’t too many managers who get welcomed back to their old ballpark with a video montage and chants, or at least nice ones, from...
It was an emotional week for the Olde Towne Team. Former manager Terry Francona returned to Fenway Park, injuries tested the Sox depth and the RemDawg was exposed.
The Red Sox did go 4-3 on the week with wins over Minnesota, Chicago and two over Cleveland. The Sox record now stands at 30-20, one game behind the first place Yankees and are 7-3 in...
Acquired from the Cleveland Indians this offseason, Shin-Soo Choo has been a major catalyst for the Cincinnati Reds.
Manager Terry Francona's club, meanwhile, has more than held its own without him.
Choo faces his former team for the first time as these Ohio rivals open a unique four-game set Monday at Great American Ball Park.
After spending the previous six-plus seasons...