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The Boston Red Sox have a big celebration planned for Friday’s 100th birthday of Fenway Park.
All living uniformed personnel that could be tracked down were invited to the festivities, and even former manager Terry Francona changed his tune and decided to join. Hoping to spoil the event will be the rival New York Yankees, who are already 2 ½ games ahead of slumping Boston.
While the Red Sox will be celebrating their history, there is not much to cheer in the present, as the team is already onto its second three-game losing streak of the young campaign.
They were outscored 24-6 in a two-game series by the Texas Rangers earlier this week and have questions up and down the roster with the possible exceptions of David Ortiz, Dustin Pedroia and Adrian Gonzalez.
The Yankees have yet to enjoy that pitching strength that they brought in over the winter but have covered it over with the bats. Derek Jeter is off to a strong start and Curtis Granderson hit three homers in a 5-for-5 effo...
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The current analyst and former Red Sox skipper has reconsidered and now will attend the 100th anniversary celebration for Fenway Park.
Despite his messy departure last year, former Red Sox manager Terry Francona will return to Fenway Park Friday for the team's celebration of the ballpark's 100-year anniversary.
Francona told The Boston Globe last week he would not attend the centennial celebration, but according to ESPN he has changed his mind, feeling an obligation to Red Sox fans.
The manager who guided...
Less than a week after confirming to Dan Shaughnessy that he would not be attending Fenway's 100th anniversary celebration, Tito has changed his mind.
ESPN has the scoop:
Former Boston Red Sox manager and current ESPN analyst Terry Francona has changed his mind and says he will be attending the Red Sox's 100th anniversary celebration of Fenway Park on Friday afternoon...
Terry Francona has had a change of heart apparently. One of the best managers in Red Sox history will in fact be in the house Friday afternoon when the club formally celebrates the 100th anniversary of Fenway Park, according to ESPN.com. Francona initially declined to return to for the celebration after he and the Red Sox parted ways after the end of the 2011 season. Francona was...
As manager of the Boston Red Sox, Terry Francona won two World Series Championships and broke the “Curse of the Bambino.” The past decade was very kind to the Sox with Francona at the helm. Well, after last season’s “collapse,” things fell apart, the Sox fired Francona, and there’s been heavy tension between the organization and the former
Last week, I reported that Terry Francona wouldn't be attending the Boston Red Sox celebration of the 100th anniversary of Fenway Park. Well Francona has apparently changed his mind, and an ESPN report indicates that Francona will in fact attend the celebration on Saturday against the Yankees.
In the ESPN report, Francona is quoted as saying that he feels like he owes it to...
On second thought, maybe I will attend one of the most historical days in the history of the franchise that I won two championships with. That is the decision that Terry Francona has reportedly made, as he now plans to attend Fenway Park’s 100th anniversary celebration when the Red Sox host the Yankees Friday night.
Last week, Francona was adamant about the fact that he would not...
Things got a little wild on Lansdowne Street just hours before the Red Sox-Yankees game, and believe it or not, it had nothing to do with fisticuffs. Fans began chanting and traffic was stopped when folks noticed former manager Terry Francona walking by, s seen in NESN.com reporter Jeff Howe's photo below.
According to John Buccigross of ESPN via Twitter, Terry Francona has changed his mind and will attend the 100th Anniversary Celebration at Fenway Park this Friday. Terry Francona says he WILL be attending the Red Sox’s 100th anniversary celebration of Fenway Park on Friday afternoon. — John Buccigross (@Buccigross) April 18, 2012 Unless Terry found [...]
Terry Francona will be back at Fenway Park this Friday as the Red Sox celebrate Fenway's 100th anniversary. Francona, who managed the Red Sox for eight years, originally said he wouldn't make the trip. But now he says he'll be there with all of the former players and Red Sox greats. Former Red Sox player and Red Sox GameDay LIVE presented by UNO analyst Jim Rice gives...
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Terry Francona’s unceremonious departure from the Red Sox [team stats] after last season couldn’t have been uglier. But the erstwhile manager received a hero’s welcome yesterday upon his return to Fenway...
Although not yet confirmed by the team, numerous sources are indicating that former Red Sox manager Terry Francona will be in attendance at the 100th anniversary celebration of Fenway Park on Friday.Francona, of course managed the Red Sox from 2004 through 2011, winning the World Series in '04 and '07.
So good, so good, so good. Or is it? The Boston Red Sox ownership wants you to feel that way, masking the Red Sox miserable 4-8 start behind the 100th year ceremony of Fenway Park. Today, they will make their best efforts to make you think about the past, and not the present. But then Terry Francona will step [...]
Fenway Park turned 100 years old on Friday and the Boston Red Sox celebrated it in grand style. Coaches and players that wore a Red Sox uniform any time in the past century were invited onto the field to take part in a truly unique ceromony. Some of the most legendary Red Sox players such as Johnny Pesky and Carlton Fisk were naturally in attendance. However, some unexpected guests...
No one's saying it but the signs are right before our eyes. The Boston Red Sox have been a divided team. The 25 man squad split into camps. One camp was thrilled to see Terry Francona "leave" town, another clique "upset" that he left, and still other players who just want to play baseball. Owner John Henry hires "old school" Bobby...