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LOOK: Terry Francona at jazzercise class makes for hilarious video

Baseball players spend a good chunk of their day working out either on the field or in the weight room, so as long as they eat fairly healthy, they tend to be in good shape. But for coaches, that job is a bit more difficult. They have to carve out time from their busy schedules, and also find an activity they enjoy doing. For Indians manager Terry Francona, that activity seems to...
Via The Sports Daily
4 days ago  |  Discuss

Tigers concerned Justin Verlander is tipping pitches

After Justin Verlander gave up a career-high nine earned runs in just four innings on Saturday, the Detroit Tigers are looking for answers.The Cleveland Indians teed off on Verlander for three home runs in a 13-6 victory despite the fact that Verlander’s stuff looked sharp. Though he left a few pitches up, on a few occasions, the Indians seemed to be right on top of whatever Verlander...
Via Larry Brown Sports
13 days ago  |  Discuss

Terry Francona admits health may impact how long he’ll manage

Cleveland Indians skipper Terry Francona recently admitted health issues may cut short his managerial career.Francona obviously has enjoyed a sterling career over 17 seasons managing the Indians, Boston Red Sox and Philadelphia Phillies. But he also has experienced his fair share of health issues.As noted by Hardball Talk’s Craig Calcaterra, chest pains and an elevated heart rate...
Via Sportress of Blogitude
February 23, 2017  |  Discuss

Terry Francona keeping Cody Allen as Cleveland closer, Andrew Miller in setup role

Andrew Miller may be the Cleveland Indians’ best reliever, but he won’t be closing games for them to start 2017.Manager Terry Francona said Saturday that Cody Allen remains the team’s closer, with Miller and Bryan Shaw serving as the bridge to get leads to the 9th inning. At first glance, this looks odd, but the Indians have great bullpen depth and are taking full advantage...
Via Larry Brown Sports
February 18, 2017  |  Discuss

Terry Francona pledges $1 million to Arizona baseball

Cleveland Indians manager Terry Francona recently committed to a pledge of $1 million to the University of Arizona baseball program. Francona, an alumnus of the school, recently told the Arizona Athletics Department the funds will be geared towards baseball capital projects. Construction will include an indoor hitting facility that will be properly named the Terry Francona Hitting...
Via Sportsnaut
January 31, 2017  |  Discuss

Terry Francona cracks funny Chris Sale joke

Boston’s addition of Chris Sale is bad news to the AL East, but good news for teams in the AL Central. Terry Francona knows that. The Cleveland Indians manager attended a Boston writers dinner on Thursday night and cracked a funny joke about Sale. Terry Francona, at Boston writers dinner, thanks Dave Dombrowski for getting Chris Sale "the hell out of the Central." Gets standing...
Via Larry Brown Sports
January 19, 2017  |  Discuss

Terry Francona gives heartbreaking postgame interview

It’s always tough to watch the losing team’s coach/manager give that obligatory TV interview following the completion of the championship series or Super Bowl. That was the case again Wednesday when a clearly devastated Terry Francona spoke with FOX Sports’ Tom Verducci after the Chicago Cubs beat the Cleveland Indians 8-7 in Game 7 of the World Series in what will go down...
Via NESN.com
November 03, 2016  |  Discuss

Francona woke up from nightmare with glasses covered in peanut butter

Unlike his dominant relief pitchers, Indians manager Terry Francona isn’t so well rested for Game 7 of the World Series. Francona said Wednesday that he woke up in the middle of the night from a nightmare with his glasses covered in peanut butter. The manager said he was having a nightmare where someone was breaking his ribs. It turned out he was sleeping on his TV remote, which...
Via The Comeback
November 02, 2016  |  Discuss

Terry Francona receives ‘World Series Ice Cream Survival Kit’

Terry Francona recently admitted he dealt with insomnia by ordering $44 worth of ice cream from room service at 3:30 in the morning ahead of the Cleveland Indians’ Game 5 showdown with the Chicago Cubs in the World Series. In order to help the Indians skipper avoid having to make such extravagant late-night orders to get his ice cream fix, a Cleveland-based company has come...
Via Sportress of Blogitude
November 01, 2016  |  Discuss

Terry Francona battled insomnia with $44 worth of ice cream

Terry Francona is under a lot of stress right now. The Cleveland Indians manager has led his team through a dominant postseason run, and the Tribe is only one win away from its first World Series victory since 1948 with a 3-1 lead over the Chicago Cubs. So it’s not necessarily very surprising that Francona had trouble sleeping before Game 5 on Sunday. What is surprising...
Via NESN.com
October 30, 2016  |  Discuss
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