Terry Francona Goes To The Mound To Tell Pitcher He Made The Team

Terry Francona seems like a pretty rad dude. During Monday's spring training game against the Reds, the Indians manager went to the mound to remove pitcher Blake Wood from the game. At the time, Wood still didn't know whether he had made the roster or not. Francona, however, knew that Wood had made it, so he decided… » 3/28/14 10:22am 3/28/14 10:22am

Tony Randazzo Ejected Mike Aviles From A Game That Was Already Over

When we profiled umpire Tony Randazzo last year, we noted he had an "aggressive attitude." That aggression was on display tonight in New York, as the ump blew a call with two outs in the ninth inning, tossed Mike Aviles from the game after it was already over, then taunted Indians skipper Terry Francona. » 6/04/13 10:58pm 6/04/13 10:58pm

Terry Francona Says Red Sox Owners Don't Really Care About Baseball

Terry Francona has a book coming out about his time in Boston. Written with (ugh) Dan Shaughnessy, it probably won't satisfy readers expecting a bridge-burning tell-all, since he's back in baseball managing the Indians and has to work alongside the players he'd probably love to blast. But there are three old men he… » 1/15/13 4:50pm 1/15/13 4:50pm

Albert Belle Wants To Be The Indians' Next Manager

The Indians have two pretty good candidates to helm the team next year, after firing Manny Acta with six games remaining. First, Sandy Alomar Jr., the bench coach who is acting as interim manager these last couple days—a beloved former Indian who was something of a field general dating back to his backstop days.… » 10/02/12 2:30pm 10/02/12 2:30pm

Here's Terry Francona And Bud Selig Arguing Over Who Finished Each…

ESPN's inaugural 2012 baseball broadcast last night didn't exactly go smoothly, what with people flipping off the Baseball Tonight set and cameras catching players pantsless. There was also the issue of Terry Francona's microphone, which had him either sounding like he was broadcasting from a closet or like an… » 4/05/12 10:30am 4/05/12 10:30am

Report: This Is Also (Probably Not) Terry Francona's New 20-Something…

Yesterday, Busted Coverage published photos of single and mingling former skipper Terry Francona at Foxwoods, alongside his "Alleged 20-Something Rebound Beef." It was a different lass than the one to your right. Today, Busted Coverage's post has been scrubbed from the internet, and we know they had been in contact… » 2/21/12 2:15pm 2/21/12 2:15pm

Jon Lester Says They Probably Only "Ordered Chicken From Popeyes Like…

Lester tells the Boston Globe (though not Bob Hohler, who wrote this) that starting pitchers on their off-days were the only ones drinking during Red Sox games. "There's a perception out there that we were up there getting hammered and that wasn't the case... Most of the times it was one beer, a beer. It was like… » 10/17/11 1:35pm 10/17/11 1:35pm

Pitchers Hooked On Beer, Fried Chicken, And Video Games! Francona On…

It took two weeks, but the Boston Globe has produced the definitive grisly autopsy of the 2011 Boston Red Sox meltdown, and it's lurid, all right. (You'll recall that the team collapsed in epic fashion and missed the playoffs.) The Globe's story is full of drink and drugs and player grousing, but the story's existence… » 10/12/11 2:40am 10/12/11 2:40am

John Henry Blames Terry Francona For Injury Sustained On His Megayacht

There was a somber mood in the Deadspin office last Friday, when we received word that Red Sox owner and billionaire John Henry had been rushed to the hospital after sustaining an injury on his megayacht in Boston. We wondered if he'd broken a bone, or gotten a paper cut from a million-dollar bill, or if he'd had too… » 10/05/11 7:00pm 10/05/11 7:00pm