Found October 14, 2012 on Cleveland Sports Torture:
PLAYERS: Terry Francona
TEAMS: Boston Red Sox
Something wicked this way comes... The most enjoyable aspect of being a Cleveland fan is wondering just how things will go **** up this time. It could be a player acquisition or ownership change, a trade or a new manager. Whatever the move, no matter how positive at first blush, Cleveland fans are always sneaking glances into the corner where the shadows are. There hides the Paranoia Monster, an insatiable beast with yellow eyes and sharp claws waiting to unzip our collective guts for the umpteenth time since 1964.  The Terry Francona hire should defy such unreasonable behavior. The Tribe's new manager comes in a shiny package of two World Series rings, earned through successful massaging of the egos that came with a heavily bankrolled Boston Red Sox team. Hell, Francona should get a banana sticker just for dealing with Manny Ramirez's antics.  Getting Francona to coach up the Indians is like getting a Cowher or Gruden to commit to the Browns. It...

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