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Francona out as Boston Manager

Discussion in 'Sports and News' started by skiptomylou2, Sep 30, 2011.

  1. skiptomylou2

    skiptomylou2 Member

    According to Ken Rosenthal... Wow
  2. Moderator1

    Moderator1 Moderator Staff Member

    You got a link? Anything?
  3. skiptomylou2

    skiptomylou2 Member

    It's on twitter
  4. skiptomylou2

    skiptomylou2 Member

  5. TheSportsPredictor

    TheSportsPredictor Well-Known Member

    Very Steinbrenner-like move by the Red Sox. They have become what they always detested.
  6. skiptomylou2

    skiptomylou2 Member

    How do you figure? Francona missed the playoffs two consecutive years with teams that shouldn't have missed the playoffs. He deserves to be unemployed by Boston
  7. 21

    21 Well-Known Member

    Unfortunately, so is the link to this thread. Saw it on Twitter and wondered why no one else had the definitive story. Now I get it.

    Rosenthal didn't say he was out. He said there was speculation that Francona was meeting with bosses today and could possibly be resigning.

    Good luck with that whole journalism thing, Skip.
  8. Dick Whitman

    Dick Whitman Well-Known Member

    If he isn't on a flight to Chicago right now, then Kenny Williams should be fired before the sun comes up on the West Coast.
  9. Dick Whitman

    Dick Whitman Well-Known Member

    Never mind. Guess it's not true. Yet.
  10. Azrael

    Azrael Well-Known Member

    There's a meeting today.

  11. TheSportsPredictor

    TheSportsPredictor Well-Known Member

    That the team shouldn't have missed the playoffs is opinion. Competing in the AL East guarantees no one should feel secure about making the playoffs. Also, this year's team was basically in the playoffs with two outs and two strikes in the ninth inning of Game 162. A win in that one ensured the club of no less than an additional game in Tampa yesterday. Technically another regular season game, but in reality a playoff game.

    So if Papelbon had done his job Francona would still have his. Therefore, this a Steinbrennarian reaction to that failure.
  12. skiptomylou2

    skiptomylou2 Member

    And if Francona had done his job the Sox wouldn't have been in the position of a do-or-die game 162
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