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Indians owner Paul Dolan looking for minority investor

CLEVELAND (AP) -- Indians owner Paul Dolan is looking for a minority investment partner for his franchise. He may need a new team president as well. Dolan, who has had primary control of the Indians since 2013, hired a New York-based investment broker several months ago to help him find a minority owner for the ballclub, which has struggled to stay competitive in a sport without...
Via AP on Fox
3 days ago  |  Discuss

Indians manager Francona says he won't use opt-out clause

CLEVELAND (AP) Indians manager Terry Francona says he won't use an out clause in his contract if Cleveland President Mark Shapiro takes a job elsewhere. Shapiro reportedly is a candidate to succeed Toronto Blue Jays President Paul Beeston, who plans to retire after this season. Shapiro has declined to comment on the report. Francona said last week Shapiro had made him aware of the...
Via AP on Fox
5 days ago  |  Discuss

Francona: Umpire’s explanation was “atrocious” (Video)

Midway through Saturday’s tilt between the Cleveland Indians and New York Yankees, Tribe manager Terry Francona was shown the door for arguing a call that, after the fact, appeared to be pretty clear cut. In the top of the fifth inning, with the Yankees leading 5-1 and runners on the corners, New York Shortstop Didi Gregorius took a throw from first base that appeared to pull him...
Via Waiting For Next Year
10 days ago  |  Discuss

Ride with Tito: Indians unveil Terry Francona scooter bobblehead

The Cleveland Indians unveiled the Terry Francona Scooter Bobblehead they'll give away on Sept. 12 vs. the Detroit Tigers. The bobblehead even comes with a custom license plate. Francona became famous in his first year with the Indians for riding a scooter, rather than driving, to the Indians spring training facility in Goodyear, Arizona. Francona also rides the scooter to home games...
Via Fox Sports Ohio
13 days ago  |  Discuss

Ball Played: Sorry, but I still love these guys

Terry Francona spent Tuesday with his good friend John Farrell1. The two began a friendship in 1988 as members of the Cleveland Indians, one which has continued over the years. So, when John Farrell, now the manager of the Boston Red Sox, was diagnosed with Stage 1 lymphoma and his first chemotherapy session happened to coincide with a game against Tito’s Cleveland Indians in...
Via Waiting For Next Year
15 days ago  |  Discuss

Terry Francona: John Farrell’s Cancer Diagnosis Was A Punch In The Stomach (Video)

Terry Francona is beloved in Boston. The former Boston Red Sox manager led the team to its first World Series title in 86 years, and a second one three years later, compiling an 8-0 record in World Series games. He’s also one of current Red Sox manager John Farrell’s best friends, dating back to their days as players in the Cleveland Indians’ organization. He’ll accompany...
Via NESN.com
15 days ago  |  Discuss

Francona accompanying Farrell to chemotherapy treatment

    John Farrell will begin chemotherapy treatment for lymphoma on Tuesday, and a close friend who also happens to be an opponent will be joining the Boston Red Sox manager for support. Peter Abraham of The Boston Globe reports that Terry Francona, whose Cleveland Indians are in Boston for a three-game series, is accompanying Farrell to his first round of treatment. The two...
Via Larry Brown Sports
16 days ago  |  Discuss

Terry Francona admits to eating 17 popsicles in one night

Cleveland Indians manager Terry Francona recently continued his habit of revealing arguably unflattering things about himself when he admitted he recently engorged himself on 17 popsicles in one night. Let’s allow Francona to explain his outrageous indulgence, which apparently involves his insatiable appetite for Nestle’s Outshine Fruit Bars, specifically the grape flavor. ...
Via Sportress of Blogitude
June 24, 2015  |  Discuss

Terry Francona admits he had bathroom mishap during game

Cleveland Indians manager Terry Francona was in a pretty precarious position during Tuesday’s tilt against the Chicago Cubs at Wrigley Field when he found himself relieving himself in the bathroom when he heard that center fielder Michael Bourn was being ejected from the game. In fact, Francona freely admitted he suffered a bit of a...Read More The post Terry Francona admits to...
Via Sportress of Blogitude
June 17, 2015  |  Discuss
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