Francona To Red Sox - Piss Off
Weary of writing about the first four losses of the Red Sox's 2012 season, Shank shifts gears and talks to former Sox manager Terry Francona, who will not be attending next week's 100th anniversary celebration of Fenway Park.
Don’t look for former manager Terry Francona at Fenway Park when the Red Sox celebrate the 100th anniversary of their beloved ballpark a week from Friday against the Yankees. Francona is still smarting from the way things ended between himself and the Red Sox after the collapse of 2011.Pretty unusual for Shank to get this kind of access / story, right? That is, until you read the very end of the article:
“Somebody went out of their way to make me look pretty bad,’’ Francona said, referring to a story by the Globe’s Bob Hohler that cited unnamed club sources expressing concerns that Francona’s job performance may have been affected by his use of pain medication. “It’s a shame. I’m sure they’ll have a great event and I was part of a lot of that stuff there, but I just can’t go back there and start hugging people and stuff without feeling a little bit hypocritical.’’
Dan Shaughnessy is a Globe columnist. He can be reached at firstname.lastname@example.org. He is working on a book with Terry Francona on Francona’s career as Red Sox manager.Interesting...