Found April 09, 2013 on RedSoxLife:
Terry Francona’s always been known for having an up-to-date managerial style inside the clubhouse. Some Red Sox fans might find it a little lax but in the end Francona knows how to deal with today’s superstars and their egos. The same can’t be said for his use of technology. If Francona put the same amount of effort into utilizing Google maps, GPS or an iPhone he could have avoided an embarrassing situation that happened yesterday right before the Cleveland Indians home opener. What situation you might ask? How about getting lost on your way to your team's ballpark.  “I got lost three times,” he said. “Even when I got to the garage two people who work here said, ‘Hey, do you know where you’re going?’ I was like, ‘Nope.’” Clearly this looks bad on the former Red Sox manager but let's just chalk this up to Tito being Tito, right? Not so fast. What makes this little debacle even worse is that Francona lives - literally - two blocks away from the stadium. The only qu

Francona got lost on way to ballpark

It looks like the new Indians skipper is still getting used to his surroundings in Cleveland. 

Francona gets lost three times on way to Progressive Field

CLEVELAND -- Terry Francona candidly admits he is directionally challenged. He proved that before the Cleveland Indians home opener on Monday. Francona lives two blocks from Progressive Field and walks to games. He had his first experience on the streets of Cleveland when he headed to the game at about 8:15 a.m. I got lost three times, Francona said. Franconas walk involves two...

Terry Francona got lost walking to the Indians home opener

Terry Francona took a season off from managing last year before being hired by the Cleveland Indians this past offseason. Prior to that, he spent eight seasons as the manager of the Boston Red Sox. During that time, Francona likely became very familiar with the path he had to take in order to report for work at Fenway Park. Joining a new team takes some adjusting. Francona was reminded...

Terry Francona Gets Lost Walking to Progressive Field for Home Opener, Has to Get Picked Up in Golf Cart

CLEVELAND — New Indians manager Terry Francona said he got lost making a two-block walk to Progressive Field for the home opener. Francona, who is living in downtown Cleveland during the season, was thankful there were people on the streets Monday morning “because I got lost three times.” Francona joked that he doesn’t have a good sense of direction and was glad someone finally...

Terry Francona gets lost walking to Progressive Field for Indians home opener

As someone who used to live in downtown Cleveland, Ohio, I'm still trying to figure out how Cleveland Indians manager Terry Francona got lost walking the streets. Francona was attempting to walk from his nearby apartment to Progressive Field for the Indians home opener against the Tampa Bay Rays. Sadly for Terry, he got a little turned around while trying to get to the...

Terry Francona got lost three times during his walk to Progressive Field for the Indians’ home opener

Terry Francona had a pretty interesting day on Monday before the Indians’ home opener against the Yankees. It all started when Francona set out to make the two-block walk from his downtown Cleveland apartment to Progressive Field.But before Francona knew it, he had gotten lost three times by his count. And if it weren’t for helpful Clevelanders and an Indians employee, Francona...

Terry Francona got lost on his way to home stadium

Terry Francona must have felt as if he was in a maze Monday morning.Why? Well, the first-year skipper of the Cleveland Indians reportedly got lost on his way to work.Francona, who lives about two blocks away from Progressive Field, attempted to walk to the stadium this morning ahead of Cleveland's home opener against the New York Yankees beginning at 4:05 p.m.Unfortunately, he...

While We’re Waiting… Francona, Thompson and Bauer. (Oh my.)

While We’re Waiting serves as the early morning gathering of WFNY-esque information for your viewing pleasure. Have something you think we should see? Send it to our tips email at Oh boy. Maybe it was destiny. “Terry Francona candidly admits he is directionally challenged. He proved that before the Cleveland Indians home opener Monday. Francona lives...

Francona hoping Carrasco avoids suspension

CLEVELAND (AP) -- Indians manager Terry Francona hopes Carlos Carrasco can duck another suspension. Carrasco, who just finished serving a five-game suspension for throwing at a player in 2011, is facing further discipline after he was ejected in the fourth inning Tuesday for hitting New York's Kevin Youkilis in the left shoulder -- one pitch after giving up a two-run homer to...

Yankees-Indians Preview

Terry Francona spent eight seasons competing with the New York Yankees for AL East supremacy. On Monday, the Cleveland Indians manager will face his former adversary in his new team's first home game. As Boston's manager from 2004-11, Francona led the club to World Series crowns in 2004 and 2007. The '04 championship - the Red Sox's first in 86 years - came after...

John Farrell Never Envisioned Under Terry Francona That He’d Someday Return to Fenway As Red Sox Manager

Opening Day is an exciting time for everyone, including the manager. John Farrell’s focus through the first week of the baseball season was on getting the Red Sox off to a good start. With a 4-2 season-opening road trip now in the rearview mirror and Opening Day at Fenway Park upon us, though, Farrell can finally admit how excited he is to kick off the home slate. “Probably as...

Indians starters need to start producing

CLEVELAND -- The only thing that kept the Indians from using their seventh starting pitcher in their first nine games Wednesday night was rain.A deluge and a postponement means the Indians have used six starters in eight games.Since the afternoon of opening day, the Indians have called up Trevor Bauer and sent down Trevor Bauer. Theyve started Carlos Carrasco, then sent down Carlos...

Tribe Weekend Recap: Baseball Is a Strange Game

We’ve waited a long time for the much anticipated 2013 Cleveland Indians season to begin. The complete makeover of the team, a culture change if you will, has been universally lauded across our fair city. It starts with manager Terry Francona. I think it was a good thing that the Indians started on a tough six-game road trip to AL East beasts Toronto and Tampa Bay. Because of...

After 820 Games, Sellout Streak Ends for Red Sox at Fenway Park

Contrary to popular belief, not everyone likes to have their predictions come true. That’s certainly the case here. While each year writers look to predict the final outcome of MLB’s regular season, I’ve tried to look at attendance trends to see what may occur during the season. The Red Sox were one of those cases. After missing the playoffs in the last day of the 2010 season...
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