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Watching Tomlin pitch is 'fun' for Francona

Jose Berrios had the pitching repertoire to reach the major leagues much earlier, but the Minnesota Twins understandably have been cautious with their top prospect.Now that their top two starters are on the disabled list, it's time to give the kid a shot.The 21-year-old makes his major league debut Wednesday night as the Twins go for a three-game sweep of the visiting Cleveland Indians...
Via Associated Press
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Nova Scotia Lady big fan of Former Expo Francona

Tagging along with her mother Adeline from smalltown Nova Scotia on a trip to Philadelphia in September, 1981, Lisa Nicolle Burns was told they were going to a Phillies’ game. That much she knew. Then she got the surprise of her life. Who should she see playing first base for the Expos: the person who has become her all-time favourite baseball personality: Terry Francona, who...
Via Baseball Hot Corner
22 days ago  |  Discuss

Red Sox-Indians Postponement Couldn’t Keep Terry Francona Off His Scooter

Cold temperatures and the potential for rain or snow in northeast Ohio were enough to postpone Monday’s season opener between the Boston Red Sox and Cleveland Indians. They weren’t, however, enough to cause Terry Francona to alter his travel plans. Despite the less-than-ideal weather conditions, Michael Beaven of the Akron Beacon Journal spotted the Indians manager riding his...
Via NESN.com
24 days ago  |  Discuss

Today in Tribe History: February 28, 1988

The Cleveland Indians sign free agent utility man Terry Francona. After five seasons in Montreal and one in Chicago with the Cubs, Francona spent his seventh season in the National League with the Cincinnati Reds in 1987, hitting .227 in 102 games while playing first base and the corner outfield spots. His signing with the Indians made him a second generation player in Cleveland...
Via Did The Tribe Win Last Night?
February 28, 2016  |  Discuss

Terry Francona considering batting Carlos Santana lead-off

Carlos Santana has been a catcher, third baseman, first baseman, and designated hitter for the Cleveland Indians over his five full seasons in Tribe apparel all the while being a staple in the middle of the batting order. One of the slower, more methodical base runners on the Tribe, he’s not exactly your typical top-of-the-order guy. But after some experimentation hitting Santana...
Via Waiting For Next Year
February 24, 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

Terry Francona Agrees To Two-Year Contract Extension With Indians

Manager Terry Francona has been rewarded. Francona agreed to a two-year contract extension with the Cleveland Indians, the team announced Tuesday. The skipper’s deal, which now runs through 2018, also includes club options for 2019 and 2020. Francona’s previous four-year contract with the Indians ran through the 2016 season. He’s enjoyed success in his two seasons at the helm...
Via NESN.com
November 04, 2014  |  Discuss

Indians and Terry Francona agree to two-year extension

Unfinished business? Apparently so as the Cleveland Indians and manager Terry Francona have agreed to a two-year contract extension that includes club options for 2019 and 2020. “I really didn’t want to move on from here,” Francona said through a team-released video. “You watch every manager in their first press conference and they say all these things. They’re all true—they...
Via Waiting For Next Year
November 04, 2014  |  Discuss
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