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Francona leaves game with unspecified illness

For the second time this month, Indians manager Terry Francona left his post in the dugout due to illness.
Via Indians.com
7 hours ago

Napoli brings party back to Progressive

Prior to Monday's game -- Rangers designated hitter Mike Napoli's first game at Progressive Field since the Indians lost Game 7 of the World Series to the Cubs in November -- a short video honoring Napoli for his time with the Tribe played on the scoreboard. After the tribute, Indians manager Terry Francona and president Chris Antonetti presented Napoli with his 2016 ALCS ring.
Via Indians.com
8 hours ago

Down 7 and missing Francona, Indians rally to top Texas 15-9

CLEVELAND (AP) — Francisco Lindor, Lonnie Chisenhall and Carlos Santana each had three RBIs to help the Cleveland Indians rally from a seven-run deficit and beat the Texas Rangers 15-9 on Monday night after manager Terry Francona left the game because he wasn’t feeling well. The Indians came back after trailing 9-2 in the fourth inning to avoid their first four-game losing streak...
Via MyNorthwest.com
17 hours ago

Francona easing Zimmer into lefty matchups

Indians manager Terry Francona weighs multiple factors when decided whether to sit rookie Bradley Zimmer against a left-handed starter. Francona will consider the style of the lefty, while also examining the opposing team's bullpen, trying to determine if Zimmer could be a weapon off the bench.
Via Indians.com
2 days ago

David Ortiz critical of former Twins manager in new book

While David Ortiz will always be remembered as a member of the Boston Red Sox, his MLB career began with the Minnesota Twins. In his upcoming memoir, Big Papi shared some displeasure with the Minnesota organization, specifically regarding his old manager Tom Kelly.“I know he’s recognized as a good baseball man, but he struck me as a guy who believed his players were dumb,”...
Via Sportsnaut
May 16, 2017  |  Discuss

Francona takes shot at Kevin Cash with scoreboard stats

Cleveland Indians manager Terry Francona is a well-known practical joker. And with Kevin Cash’s Tampa Bay Rays in town, Francona couldn’t pass up the opportunity to take a shot at his friend. Cash played under Francona with the Red Sox in 2007 and 2008 and worked for him as bullpen coach with the Indians in 2013 and 2014 before being hired by the Rays to replace Joe Maddon as...
Via The Comeback
May 15, 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

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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