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Boston Red Sox
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 their last ten games.
Let's take a look at the good, the bad and the ugly.
The good: Dustin Pedroia continues to be the MVP of this Sox team. Whether it's with the bat or the glove, Pedroia continues to shine. In the last week Pedey has hit .310 with a home run, 7 RBI and five runs scored. Is he the best second baseman in baseball? Discuss.
Daniel Nava is quietly having himself a very good season. Nava is currently second on the team in slugging percentage (.894) behind only David Ortiz. In his past 7 games Nava is hitting .333. Think about this for a moment: for the price the Sox paid to just talk...
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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 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...
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...
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.
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...
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.
Cleveland Indians manager Terry Francona made his return to Fenway Park over the weekend for the first time as an opposing manager since being fired from the Red Sox at the end of the 2011 season.
It seems that Terry forgot some of the Boston traditions. Along with Michael Bourn, who was called out on the steal attempt, Francona had to stop his debate with the umpire for the singing...
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...
Terry Francona received a standing ovation as he returned to Fenway as themanager of the first place Cleveland Indians. Chris Davis hit his MLB leading 15th home run. But Miguel Cabrera stays on his heels by swatting number 14. Manny Machado stayed hot by adding three doubles.Cubs 2 v Pirates 4:A rain delay in the fourth may have saved Edwin Jackson from an even worse outing. He...
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...
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...
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...