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TERRY FRANCONA RUMORS

Francona happy to be back in Indians' camp

Terry Francona said his father never quite understood why the nickname made it to a second generation. Tito is what the elder Francona was called since his youth, and it is now what friends and family, and even players in the clubhouse, often use for the Indians' manager.
Via Indians.com
4 days ago

Terry Francona’s father Tito dies at 84

The Cleveland Indians are mourning the loss of an important member of their franchise’s history, as manager Terry Francona’s father Tito passed away Wednesday morning at the age of 84.The Indians revealed the sad news on social media. Tito, whose real name was John Francona, played for the Indians from 1959-1964, and he was named an MLB All-Star in 1961. He hit .272 with 224 doubles...
Via Larry Brown Sports
8 days ago  |  Discuss

Francona: Loaded Yankees lineup poised to 'bludgeon' teams

Terry Francona has watched the New York Yankees make the move of the offseason that made a dangerous lineup downright lethal: The acquisition of reigning NL MVP Giancarlo Stanton. And the Cleveland Indians manager has a warning for every MLB team set to face a murderer’s row of sluggers that boasts Stanton, Aaron Judge, Gary Sanchez, among others:Prepare to be bludgeoned. “They’re...
Via Sportress of Blogitude
January 11, 2018  |  Discuss

Indians won despite Terry Francona talking to bad-luck friend

The Cleveland Indians on Thursday night won their 22nd — yep, 22 — game in a row when they defeated the Kansas City Royals 3-2 in 10 innings. The win extends Cleveland’s AL record winning streak and puts them four games behind the 1916 Giants.Perhaps one of the most impressive parts about their latest win is that the Indians overcame superstition to get it.See, manager Terry Francona...
Via Larry Brown Sports
September 15, 2017  |  Discuss

Francona refuses to talk to ‘bad luck’ friend during winning streak

The Cleveland Indians tied an American League record with their 20th consecutive win on Tuesday night, and manager Terry Francona has one friend he refuses to share the excitement with — at least in person.Following his team’s 2-0 win over the Detroit Tigers, Francona told reporters he has a friend who is considered “notoriously bad luck.” He’s willing to exchange text messages with...
Via Larry Brown Sports
September 13, 2017  |  Discuss

Terry Francona used Tom Brady reference to heckle Red Sox coach

The Indians recently battled the Red Sox in a possible AL Championship Series preview, in what was a pretty epic series at Fenway Park.And Indians manager Terry Francona did whatever he could to try to help will his team to victory.That includes heckling Red Sox coaches.Francona reportedly had some fun with Sox third-base coach Brian Butterfield, knowing that the coach loves Tom...
Via The Sports Daily
August 03, 2017  |  Discuss

Terry Francona undergoes heart procedure, won't manage ASG

Cleveland Indians manager Terry Francona underwent a heart procedure at Cleveland Clinic Thursday and is not expected to rejoin the team until after the All-Star Break, per a report from Cleveland.com’s Zack Meisel.Francona, whose health issues has caused him to miss several games over the past few weeks, ”underwent a catheter ablation to correct an irregular heartbeat,” according...
Via Sportress of Blogitude
July 07, 2017  |  Discuss

Terry Francona wearing heart monitor in case of another 'episode'

Cleveland Indians manager Terry Francona will return to the bench to manage the team’s game on Wednesday, but will do so with a heart monitor. It’s been a turbulent month for Cleveland’s manager, who’s dealt with multiple health scares.Francona left Monday’s game early because he wasn’t feeling well, and he missed Tuesday’s game with the same ailment. He was also hospitalized earlier...
Via Sportsnaut
June 28, 2017  |  Discuss

Terry Francona cracks joke about Brad Mills while updating health

Terry Francona had to leave Monday night’s game against the Texas Rangers when he began to feel ill, but the Cleveland Indians provided a positive update on the manager’s health on Tuesday. It was accompanied by a cheap — but entertaining — joke from Francona.According to a press release from the team, doctors evaluated Francona and do not believe the 58-year-old is dealing with...
Via Larry Brown Sports
June 27, 2017  |  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
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