// Terry Francona

Looking Back: Was John Farrell Robbed of Manager of the Year Award?

Terry Francona absolutely deserved to win AL Manager of the Year this past Tuesday. In his first year in Cleveland he took a team that went 68-94 in 2012 to 92 wins and a wild card birth. During the winter before the 2013 season the Inidans added Nick Swisher and Michael Bourn, but many still […]

Oh By The Way: John Farrell Should Win AL Manager of the Year

Forget his success thus far in the playoffs. John Farrell has a huge case for AL Manager of the Year. This is thanks to a worst-to-first regular season finish for the Boston Red Sox after winning the AL East in 2013 with a 97-65 record. This was the best record in the American League after […]

Indians Host Rays in AL Wild Card Game; Who Do Red Sox Want to Play in ALDS?

On Wednesday night, the Cleveland Indians host the Tampa Bay Rays in the AL wild card play-in game. The Rays will send Alex Cobb (11-3, 2.76 ERA) to the mound opposite the Indians’ rookie starter Danny Salazar (2-3, 3.12). First pitch is at 8:07 PM. Why do we care? Well, the winner advances to play […]

Ellsbury, Red Sox Walk Off with 4-Run Ninth; Buchholz Scratched

Mired in a slow start that has him hitting just .249/.319/.338 two months into the season, Jacoby Ellsbury sure picked a fine time to deliver a key hit. Ellsbury delivered a two-out, two-run double in the bottom of the ninth inning to deliver an epic 6-5 Boston Red Sox comeback, walk-off win over the Cleveland […]

Francona Wins Big in Return to Fenway

In his return to Fenway Park as manager of the Cleveland Indians, Terry Francona received a much-deserved standing ovation and video tribute. Unfortunately for the Boston Red Sox, he didn’t exactly extend the warmest welcome in return, as the Indians pummeled the Red Sox 12-3 to give Francona the win. The loss dropped the Red […]

Book Review: Terry Francona’s Tell-All Book a Must-Read for Red Sox Fans

The book “Francona: The Red Sox Years” focuses not only the bad times toward the end of the 8-year tenure for the former Boston Red Sox’ manager, but also on the good times during his years as one of the most accomplished skippers in recent memory. Boston Globe writer Dan Shaughnessy teamed up with Terry […]

Video: Terry Francona Does Harlem Shake

You read that correctly. Former Red Sox manager Terry Francona, now managing the Cleveland Indians after a one year hiatus at ESPN, does the Harlem Shake along with the entire Indians roster. And it’s hilarious. In case you were wondering, yes, Francona was the giant baby in a pink onesie. What were the pain pills […]

SoB Crystal Ball: Predicting 2013 More Successfully than the Mayans

Now that it’s finally clear the Mayans didn’t bring about the end of the world, SoB can get down to business making some predictions for the new year. What sort of predictions, you ask? Fearless ones. Bold ones. Zero regard for possible Patriots playoff jinxes. Projected presidential candidates running on the Papa John’s platform. Celtics […]

Terry Francona to be Named Cleveland Indians Manager

Former Red Sox manager Terry Francona has already made his way back to baseball after a year working for ESPN. Francona will be named manager of the Cleveland Indians on Monday. Francona was selected over Indians bench coach Sandy Alomar Jr., who has been a managerial candidate the last couple years in Toronto (2010) and […]

Should the Red Sox Fire Bobby V? SoB Debates…

Nick: To quote Boston Red Sox manager Bobby Valentine, this season has been nothing short of miserable. Last place in the division. Who knows how many games under .500. A worse record than the San Diego Padres, Seattle Mariners, and Kansas City Royals, not to mention the playoff contending Oakland Athletics and Baltimore Orioles. And they shipped out […]

Should The Red Sox Owners Sell the Team?

An article surfaced today on foxbusiness.com, discussing the idea of the Red Sox being sold. While the article mentions the ownership has denied the claim that they are shopping the team around, it’s not too crazy to think they are at least gauging the market interest. Nothing seems imminent, or even remotely close of happening, […]

John Henry Refutes Reports of Red Sox Players Turning on Valentine

Amid the media maelstrom of reports saying Dustin Pedroia, Adrian Gonzalez, and a host of other players on the Boston roster called for manager Bobby Valentine’s firing in a July 26 meeting with Red Sox ownership, John Henry took time away from his soccer football club to address the situation. As the Boston Globe’s Nick […]

Lucchino’s Letter a Slap in the Face of the Red Sox Faithful

During the All-Star break, Red Sox President and CEO Larry Lucchino sent a letter to season ticket holders, addressing the state of the nation at the unofficial midway point of the 2012 season. Given the team was attempting to avoid falling further out in the American League East standings after a disappointing series loss at Fenway […]

Caution: “Toxic” Elements in Red Sox Clubhouse

Buster Olney of ESPN provided some insight of his own on the state of the Red Sox clubhouse this past weekend. He had an up close and personal look as the Red Sox and Cubs played on Sunday night in a game televised by ESPN. According to Olney, “The unhappiness that exists among Boston players […]

Terry Francona Topless Picture – A Potential Scandal?

So Deadspin.com broke this story of Terry Francona apparently emailing a topless photo of himself to a 27-year-old girl from Tucson, Arizona. The story came to their attention when a reader of theirs, whom they refer to as “Rob”, sent them the emails. Upon doing some research, “Rob” was able to connect the email address of […]