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Miami Marlins: The summer freeze

All MLB teams go through rough patches throughout the season. It happens. However, some teams get cold at horrible times. For example, everyone remembers how the Boston Red Sox choked their season away, and cost Terry Francona his job, in September of 2011. That instance is very extreme compared to the 2016 Miami Marlins, a team that lacks playoff experience. After failing to take...
6 days ago  |  Discuss

Francona shares responsibility for tough loss

In the box score, it went down as Cody Allen's third blown save in 26 tries this season. But the day after Wednesday's 10-7 loss to the White Sox, Indians manager Terry Francona shared some of the blame.
6 days ago

Terry Francona ’embarrassed’ by most recent health scare

Terry Francona was forced out of action on Tuesday after a health scare temporarily sidelined the Cleveland Indians manager. Terry Francona is not feeling well tonight; Brad Mills will manage. Terry was examined by the ballpark EMT and is still at Nats Park. — Cleveland Indians (@Indians) August 9, 2016 Francona, who’s twice suffered serious heart-related health issues...
Via The Outside Corner
14 days ago  |  Discuss

Indians' Francona 'embarrassed' about health scare

WASHINGTON (AP) A day after a health scare forced Terry Francona out of action, the Cleveland Indians' manager felt more embarrassed than anything about not being able to work a game. Francona complained of chest pains, broke out into a sweat and had a heart rate over 100 beats a minute at Nationals Park. After an electrocardiogram and full checkup at the stadium, the Indians sent...
Via Associated Press
14 days ago  |  Discuss

Cleveland's Francona not managing because of chest pains

Terry Francona decided not to manage the Cleveland Indians on Tuesday night as a precaution because he wasn’t feeling well. Francona told reporters prior to the Indians’ contest against the Nationals that he was having chest pains. Instead of managing the game, he handed the duties over to bench coach Brad Mills. Despite taking the game off, the 57-year-old skipper was still...
Via Larry Brown Sports
15 days ago  |  Discuss

Francona has chest pain, not managing Indians on Tuesday

WASHINGTON (AP) Terry Francona is not managing the Cleveland Indians in a game against the Nationals after complaining of chest pain while speaking to reporters. The Indians say Francona was examined by the Nationals Park EMT on Tuesday and was still at the stadium as of first pitch. The 57-year-old Francona has twice suffered a pulmonary embolism. The Indians manager told reporters...
Via Associated Press
15 days ago  |  Discuss

Terry Francona ‘Impressed,’ But Not Surprised By David Ortiz’s Success

Terry Francona is quite familiar with just how good David Ortiz is. The Cleveland Indians manager was skipper of the Boston Red Sox from their 2004 World Series-winning season through 2011. So he’s seen enough of the designated hitter to know Ortiz’s current .311 average and 10 home runs are to be expected, even at 40 years old. “I would never say surprised,” Francona said...
May 22, 2016  |  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
August 23, 2015  |  Discuss

Terry Francona admits to eating 17 popsicles in one night

By Jason Rowan Cleveland Indians manager Terry Francona continued his recent habit of revealing arguably unflattering things about himself when he admitted he had 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...
Via Sportress of Blogitude
June 24, 2015  |  Discuss

Terry Francona admits he had bathroom mishap during game

By Jason Rowan 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 bathroom mishap as the need...
Via Sportress of Blogitude
June 17, 2015  |  Discuss

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