Red Sox, Francona part ways after Sep...

Red Sox, Francona part ways after September's collapse

There are 5 comments on the Daily Hampshire Gazette story from Oct 1, 2011, titled Red Sox, Francona part ways after September's collapse. In it, Daily Hampshire Gazette reports that:

Boston Red Sox manager Terry Francona grimaces Sept. 26 in the dugout during the eighth inning of a baseball game against the Baltimore Orioles, in Baltimore.

Join the discussion below, or Read more at Daily Hampshire Gazette.

Vito Baseball

United States

#1 Oct 2, 2011
Boston just made another blunder by firing Francona. This is a proud man full of class. I know, you can't fire the team so....instead of firing Francona they should have fired their GM,
He put this team together, not Francona. He failed to improve the team at the trade deadline. He hired and overpaid Carl Crawford. He kept Varitec
too long...he's done. Knowing how injury prone
Youkilis is...wheres the backup. Four catchers that are worthless. the mistakes go on and on. Yeah, it's easy to find a scape goat in Francona, but the truth is, its their GM who failed. Francona is a manager who will land on his feet somewhere and win again and until Boston dumps their Gm they will go nowhere. 6 t0 1, Francona will win again before Boston does.
Buck Foston

Brooksville, FL

#2 Oct 2, 2011
Terry Francona was tired of that silly town singing Sweet Caroline and holding hands in the seats.


Since: Jan 09


#3 Oct 2, 2011
I'm a Yankee fan, but this was wrong on so many levels. Francona is a class act and easily one of the very best managers in baseball.

Problem with baseball is that they always look for a scapegoat. As if everyone is always perfect, and teams are clicking 100% every moment of the year. As if Papelbon was at fault for failing to be lights out... LIKE HE WAS ALL YEAR.

Teams get hot. Teams cool off. The Red Sox and Terry Francona proved themselves winners many, many times before, and played as gritty a game of baseball in the playoffs as I have ever seen. Give some credit to the other team.

Best of luck to you Terry.
Bee Sting

Macon, MO

#4 Oct 4, 2011
I cant blame Terry Francona hes one of the best coaches in the game and hes got a bunch of lazy bums playing ball for him. If I was him I would kick their a$$e$ to the curb also.


Since: Oct 11

Location hidden

#5 Oct 24, 2011

Tell me when this thread is updated:

Subscribe Now Add to my Tracker

Add your comments below

Characters left: 4000

Please note by submitting this form you acknowledge that you have read the Terms of Service and the comment you are posting is in compliance with such terms. Be polite. Inappropriate posts may be removed by the moderator. Send us your feedback.

New York Yankees Discussions

Title Updated Last By Comments
Yankee talk back 4, or is it 5 (Aug '08) 2 hr jimi-yank 333,621
News Video: Jonathan Holder Speaks at Baseball Luncheon Oct 22 Michele Cotten 1
News Which N.J. stars have landed on the cover of Sp... Oct 21 Denise Klotz-Hina 1
News Is Girardi's Time Running Out? Oct 13 auntiejj 6
News Yankees CC Sabathia Plans to Keep Pitching Beyo... Oct 1 Spike 5
News Which candidates get donations from ballplayers? Sep 28 El Cacique 4
News Yankees Blueprint for a 2017 World Series Champ... Sep '16 Stingo 1
More from around the web