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Boston Red Sox
A familiar face will be back at Fenway Park on Thursday, but he’ll be setting up shop on the opposite side of the diamond.
Terry Francona makes his first trip to Boston as the manager of the Indians as the Red Sox open a three-game set with Cleveland. Though Francona’s team was swept by the Sox in three games in Cleveland back in mid-April, the Indians have exceeded all expectations in their first year under the former Red Sox skipper. Their 26-19 record gives them a half-game edge over Detroit, the defending American League champion, in the AL Central entering Thursday.
With Shane Victorino still unavailable with an injury, Daniel Nava shifts up to the No. 2 spot in the Boston order after Jonny Gomes occupied Victorino’s usual slot each of the last two night. Catcher Jarrod Saltalamacchia, who has been hitting ninth recently, will bat behind Mike Napoli in the No. 6 hole, with Mike Carp playing left field and rounding out the bottom of the order.
Carp has played sparingly this seas...
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Terry Francona was back on his old stomping grounds Friday night as his Cleveland Indians took on his former team at Fenway Park.Francona served as manager of the Boston Red Sox for eight seasons and produced two World Series championships while he was there. However, he was given his pink slip at the conclusion of the 2011 season, and after joining ESPN as an analyst for the 2012...
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....
Former Boston Red Sox now Cleveland Indians manager Terry Francona made his return to Fenway Park last night. Well we should say return in a baseball uniform.
He was back last year for the 100 year celebration and while as a member of the ESPN Sunday Night Baseball broadcast team. But this was foreign territory to him being in the visitor's dugout as the opposing manager...
Terry Francona might not have ended his time as Red Sox manager in storybook fashion, but he didn’t let that spoil his feelings toward his former team when he visited. Now, it’s a different story.
While speaking with the media before his first return to Fenway as an opposing manager, Tito spoke about his feelings coming back to the ballpark where he helped lead a team to two...
Terry Francona returned to Fenway Park last night for the first time as the manager of an opposing team. His team, the Cleveland Indians, made sure he left a winner as they pounded the pitching of the Boston Red Sox in a 12-3 win.
Terry Francona returned to Boston Thursday for the first time since his firing from the Red Sox in 2011.
Terry Francona knows Fenway Park. He knows Boston. He helped bring the Boston Red Sox two titles in his eight-year tenure there, including a magical, curse-breaking eight-game run to the 2004 title. The Red Sox were relevant every single year with Francona at the helm.
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“Francona has been to Fenway since his ouster following the Red Sox’s historic collapse in 2011. He worked one Red Sox home game from the ESPN broadcast booth in 2012...
An Indians-Red Sox matchup in late-May doesn’t really have the curb appeal it once did, but this weekend at Fenway Park should be an emotional one when the Tribe visit the Sox.
Former manger Terry Francona makes his first return as a manger to Fenway since he was employed by the club in 2011. He returned once in 2012 to partake in the club’s 100 year anniversary party and once...
Terry Francona returns to Fenway Park for the first time as an opposing team's manager tonight. While it may be an emotional return for the former manager, it will be business as usual for this current group of Red Sox.
When asked if there was anything planned for his former manager and cribbage rival second baseman Dustin Pedroia said, "...
Terry Francona is back at Fenway Park as a manager. The biggest difference between now and 2004-2011? He’s sporting a Cleveland Indians cap and pullover instead of the familiar Boston “B” logo. Francona brings his Indians (26-19) to Boston for the first time since taking over as skipper. The Red Sox (28-19) come home for Memorial Day weekend...
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...
After going 6-3 on the nine-game road trip, the Boston Red Sox return home for a six-game homestand. Tonight they'll welcome back their former skipper Terry Francona and his Cleveland Indians in the first game of a four-game set at historic Fenway Park.
First pitch is scheduled for 7:10 p.m. If you live in the Red Sox television market you can catch the game on NESN. If you...
8 a.m. ET: Terry Francona’s return to Fenway Park on Thursday was special, but the end result was a far cry from what the Red Sox anticipated.
The Indians jumped all over Ryan Dempster and pounded out 16 hits en route to a 12-3 victory. It was the third straight shaky outing for Dempster, who has failed four times to record his third win of the year. Now, John Lackey will be asked...
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...
As the Red Sox prepare to host the Cleveland Indians for a four game series at Fenway Park, more than a few old friends return as well.
The Indians roster features a number of familiar names that spent time with the Sox including Massachusetts native Rich Hill (2010-12), "the friendly" Mike Aviles (2011-12), reliever Matt Albers (2011-12)...