Terry Francona on His Time in Beantown
MLB manager Terry Francona on his new book, “Francona, The Red Sox Years”.
- Duration 8:13
- Date Jan 23, 2013
MLB manager Terry Francona on his new book, “Francona, The Red Sox Years”.
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So September of -- 2011.
You guys lost.
Tornado tore his some examples -- he has so.
-- ever -- was -- technical about trying.
-- -- way if you we give themselves the prevailing.
Rumor so how do we get from those world championships to that point.
Well it is how long do you have an author has got its -- you know.
News of the 2000.
-- season started out as kind of a role or culture year we started out two and ten which was acceptable and there was panic in the streets of Boston public payment in my office.
Then we turned around 180 and forty -- probably best team in baseball.
But all along.
War -- -- -- Coach is worried that.
You know our team didn't seem to be that team -- had the past were guys who really liked each other cared about each other.
And you know because you go through so much frustration and our game and when when September hit and we were -- with that.
I didn't think we handle it very well and and that you know when you're the manager routinely goes what you just said won't seven and 43 -- wherever.
You're open for criticism I get -- and I was frustrated with my AP inability to kind of reach some of the -- of maybe I had before and I'll I talked about that -- press conference -- -- in your book.
And then some -- and are suffering from.
Say that -- On the team did great until you left.
And then they want to last players but have started.
And -- September didn't know I don't think I ever saw that I took responsibility for September was was a difficult month we'll tell the world of them are several -- publisher.
Sounds hokey -- aren't to great until you left.
And when you left they want to last lifeline I don't know responsible for the PR assurance -- -- now report are actually took responsibility for willow September was tough now and I was frustrated -- with my inability.
What they did it next year vows -- I was an outsider by that point so far from the limelight zero dollars current governor Sarah -- he and I he met -- -- my for sure Boston solo she's but the biggest baseball -- -- You know revenue problem political analyst -- or -- Can -- I don't know -- shall not close because the girl have a -- -- an issue.
What is just -- and severity generally -- global international.
So so you're pretty much -- girl.
And Boston and -- same debate just and I want -- depressant counseling.
I know when your lesson to him in -- -- like a rather amicable.
Parting of the latest turn your element.
-- and now all you got to have -- essentially Warren and about the players them.
-- -- the -- or -- about how do we get from an amicable.
And into war we are now well I I don't know -- We take exception to your term wind and Arnold -- -- probably felt that way or try to do was write a book that covered all year auction sure knowing -- only got the last year.
We'd have to deal with the -- -- kind of overt public parting.
When you leave a team that's hard enough.
And then about four days later also -- here defending.
A lot of things that from anonymous sources.
That were very hurtful.
Some were true some more exaggerated.
And some -- true even want to were true I didn't think.
Needed to be you know I'd already left the team and was moving on.
And I wanted the owners to to care about me.
And solace is pointed it probably some of the public in my humble.
One of the you would think a loan if -- -- from.
I mean I can understand it maybe everybody agreed.
That -- -- -- -- her different orders right let's myself included now.
I forgot -- coming your 12 world champions of -- led.
Shouldn't they have won a world chairmanships on the front lines of dinosaurs world leader of -- All.
All all what do you think motivated them.
Judges merger when she left many talk about.
You don't prescription George vegetable Washington memorial on about well to be -- -- -- -- Would like to Denver and all know but do you honestly I never said the owners disparagement Paul I think you gotta -- I think he read the book.
From from cover to cover I think it actually -- what I don't blame is -- -- -- -- it it becomes a lot more things.
-- in perspective -- hum.
I just again like I said.
There were some things that happened.
When when I left I was very disappointed like one just begins -- what what was said -- be anonymous sources or commencing demand I didn't.
Wonderful asset like you know the -- Bob -- personal life and things like that we're very hurtful.
Hum -- -- about universal or just that it was in the paper and it caused me to not be.
As effective a manager now I thought my shelf life in Boston had probably come to an end term.
For what -- reason.
That seems to happen sometime -- sports.
But I think immediately tried to stand up there and be accountable for that and was leaving and a little out the door.
I thought it was I was very I was hurt and angry at the way it happened to her daughter and I don't know auto thinks alike -- -- I don't think that's a real good way to go through life.
I won't forget what happened down but Ed Norton probably should -- but -- -- not bitter at all -- one owner John Henry wouldn't talk to him.
She -- -- our report foreign imported.
Nor nor me.
Which I was surprised.
Also -- everybody in the book where we had something went to talk about there was maybe a little uncomfortable.
I had -- talk to them or we wouldn't use it sold though -- -- double spare.
So and I imagine Cleveland and yes.
One and held about -- -- -- -- him.
Demonstrate their figures about this racist uncle on -- and a little -- -- to have.
And if that weren't had -- -- black man.
Granted on -- -- -- as opposed to native American.
Original who have no tarnished country there would -- -- a bar and I don't wanna you can evident.
-- -- -- -- -- -- -- Probably dot Qaeda will spend a whole lot of time.
Warning about stuff like that that's probably why they have programs for you to fund would also like that I just want to win ball games on -- and as the minerals in Canada argues.
What I hours wonder -- matter and -- in the southwest tomorrow.
The native Americans are mormons example force in this country and exclude all the -- And I just wanna wives -- -- -- -- number drugs here I've probably have a spent all want someone that I -- more concerned of some original post -- well how do you think and embolden.
My hope is we do terrific.
Boom and have a name we have a lot of work to do well -- took this job with my eyes wide open field -- on the will want challenges.
I'm excited to took to tackle all of the guys I work with the -- -- -- Boston to to take a job now or more court because it.
I I I love I respect is is very healthy for me puddles -- Cleveland hinged and hinged and retention over.
All of compared to the Boston Red -- and it should.
I'll probably a lot of differences mean normally -- -- -- gonna learn about -- normally when you take over a team.
It's because something really bad happened before they finish in last place now wasn't the case with a Red Sox it was a very public and the -- ahead of me behind me.
Was fired and -- team was ready to win they were built to -- and so like really caught a break.
When -- markets number three and animals on it looks like to excellent.
Element of -- -- woman happy about that because -- Dan and I spent a lot of time trying to.
Make it a good book and trying to be fair and be honest and again the majority of the book is really funny stuff.
I think what comes across hopefully as we -- or don't really serious while not take ourselves too serious numbers are great managers -- Well good players could make you a lot smarter manager and estimates are on bank you can lark to their markets calling it friend going on the -- sort journal's front on a.