29
May
09

This Job May Kill Francona


d168c9914e_francona_0212I’ve always been a big fan of Terry Francona, unlike the morons who refer to him as “Francoma,” he’s by far the best manager the team has had in my lifetime, and not just because of the championships. Deftly handling the media hordes of Boston, the oversized personalities and egos on the team and in the process putting together 5 successful seasons and 4 playoff berths is an incredible job. During this past offseason Francona was supposed to undergo surgery to help alleviate some constant pain he’d been enduring, there were times he said when half his body would go completely numb. Suffering from a number of different ailments, Francona is not in great condition, suffering blood clots, chest tightening and infections in the last few years and so it was with great trepidation I saw that after yesterday’s game against the Twins and Francona’s ejection, that he was visited by EMTs in the clubhouse.

According to the Boston Herald:

A parade of EMTs – one wielding a stretcher and other emergency equipment – entered the clubhouse as players and coaches readied to leave. Two members of the team’s medical staff stood outside the sealed-off trainer’s room and directed players elsewhere as the EMTs examined Francona.

“I’m fine,” Francona said later as he walked to the team bus, “I just got a little worked up and my blood pressure shot up. But I’m fine. They take good care of me.”

I hope so Tito, stay well. You may well be the glue that keeps this team from cracking apart.

[Boston Herald]


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