Wherefore Art Thou Tito? Francona Linked To Indians Managerial Job.

As the final weekend of the MLB regular season comes to a deliciously intense climax, there are other things happening in baseball of interest to Red Sox fans.

Sep 21, 2011; Boston, MA, USA; Boston Red Sox manager Terry Francona (47) prior to a game against the Baltimore Orioles at Fenway Park. Mandatory Credit: Mark L. Baer-US PRESSWIRE

Former Sawks skipper, Terry Francona, has been tagged in the media as the front-runner manager candidate of the Cleveland Indians, an ironic twist considering Francona’s dad, Tito, spent five years with the Indians from 1959-1964.

If Francona ends up in Cleveland, the Indians will be the beneficiary of one of the most steady and professional influences in the managerial ranks today. A huge component of the Red Sox 2011 dysfunction – only overshadowed by the MASSIVE dysfunction being experienced under the Valentine circus tent – was the Boston brass incorrectly thinking that Francona was part of the problem.

Eight years, two world championships and all of a sudden it’s the manager that’s the problem?

 

The 2012 deal with the Dodgers was proof positive that the primary disruptive and cancerous influence in the clubhouse was muted when he and the three amigos were shipped to La La Land.

In a perfect world Francona is still the manager in Boston. The world is not perfect. It’s messy. One need only look at how far the franchise has fallen since Francona’s exit as confirmation that thing have indeed gotten very messy in Boston.

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Topics: Boston Red Sox, Terry Francona

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  • http://bosoxinjection.com/ Earl Nash

    Francona’s success was rooted in the wisdom that a manager only influences about 5 game outcomes per 162 games, so it is best to just try to put your players in a position to make the most out of their set of talents.
    It still bugs me that he went AWOL during the last weeks of the season; we all have personal crises, but a professional still does his job. Or, maybe he just needs to drink black to get a caffeine rush before the game?