Found October 04, 2011 on A Large Regular:
Flotsam and JetsamMiscellaneous thoughts and observations.I think we should thank Fox and Friends. The show seems to serve as a weeding out process of the sane versus ******* insane. They could even rename the show Thoughtful Political Commentary or Moonbat Crazy and I would be fine. At the very least let's hope that MNF will finally get rid of the Hank Williams Jr. song. I mean the song was really good at the start but then it just went too far... Wow - I never knew that Hercules actor Kevin Sorbo was battling a series of strokes... If I ran a team in the English Premier League - I'd hire Terry Francona to do commercials for my team in the US. That would at the least draw support away from Liverpool which is also owned by John Henry and the rest of the Red Sox ownership... Speaking of Hitler - you knew this was coming - Hitler reacts to the Red Sox collapse... I could get behind the new nicknames for Red Sox players of Beckett the Boozer and JaMarcus Lackey... One final Hit...

John Henry Blames Terry Francona For Injury Sustained On His Megayacht

There was a somber mood in the Deadspin office last Friday, when we received word that Red Sox owner and billionaire John Henry had been rushed to the hospital after sustaining an injury on his megayacht in Boston. We wondered if he'd broken a bone, or gotten a paper cut from a million-dollar bill, or if he'd had too many cigars and passed...

The Departure of Terry Francona

var addthis_product = 'wpp-252'; var addthis_config = {"data_track_clickback":true}; Back in the day, managers stuck. If you were succesful, and good, and a team-first guy, a franchise would keep you on for years and years. This was before George Steinbrenner came along and made skipper firing an annual ritual. Loyalty was valued. More than valued. No longer. Terry...

Francona says Henry didn’t ask him to stay

Terry Francona maintains that his departure from the Red Sox was a mutual decision. But he did acknowledge during a radio appearance yesterday that he was never asked to stay on as manager during his meeting with Sox owner John Henry last Friday.

Red Sox clubhouse dynamics didn't help Francona

We'll never forget what happened Wednesday night as the Red Sox and Braves became the biggest regular-season chokers in the wild-card era the '04 Yankees in the ALCS still take the cake overall . In Atlanta, hitting coach Larry Parrish got the ax and is apparently going to be the fall guy. In Boston, however, perhaps the greatest manager in Red Sox history is gone. Terry...

Report: Cubs GM Job Intrigues Andrew Friedman

In today’s Chicago Sun-Times, Gordon Wittenmyer speculates that Terry Francona and Theo Epstein could reunite as manager and general manager of the Chicago Cubs. But Wittenmyer also points out that Andrew Friedman remains on the Cubs radar and notes that the Cubs job is the only other job that interests Friedman… But the perception that Friedman wouldn’t come to Chicago given...

Tito hired by FOX for ALCS

Sean McAdam from Comcast Sportsnet New England reported that Terry Francona has been hired by FOX Sports to be a tv analyst for the ALCS. Tito will be joining Joe Buck for Games 1 and 2 as Tim McCarver will be sidelined due to illness. McCarver is scheduled to be back for Game 3. Good for you Tito and I look forward to hearing your voice when the Rangers hopefully take on the Tigers! *winks*

Francona to fill in for McCarver at ALCS (AP)

Fox analyst Tim McCarver will miss the first two games of the AL Championship series because of a medical procedure and will be replaced by former Boston Red Sox manager Terry Francona. The network said Wednesday that McCarver would have a "minor heart-related procedure" later this week. He's expected to rejoin announcer Joe Buck for Game 3 next Tuesday.

Doc on Tito's firing: "It's like losing a brother"

From Gary Washburn of Like most of the Boston sports faithful, Doc Rivers was stunned by not only the Red Sox late-season swoon but the departure of manager Terry Francona. Rivers offered his reaction Monday. “Obviously losing him for me and this whole city, it’s like losing a brother in sports in a lot of ways," the Celtics coach said. "You have such...

When champion managers depart

Historic perspective on the departures of Terry Francona and Ozzie Guillen from the Red and White Sox.Click the title to read more.Read more great baseball stuff at The Hardball Times.

Tito now plays the waiting game

During his interview on WEEI's "The Big Show" yesterday, Terry Francona sounded like a man who might want to take...
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