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Working count key to Tribe's success off Sale

"You watch [Chris] Sale's first couple of pitches and you're like, 'Who's going to hit this guy?'" Indians manager Terry Francona said after the Tribe's 6-2 win at U.S. Cellular Field. "It was like electric." Who's going to hit him? How about the guys in Francona's dugout.
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Clevinger shakes off nerves, adjusting to bigs

Indians manager Terry Francona said before Monday's 7-6 loss to the White Sox that he wasn't worried about right-handed starter Mike Clevinger.
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Terry Francona ‘Impressed,’ But Not Surprised By David Ortiz’s Success

Terry Francona is quite familiar with just how good David Ortiz is. The Cleveland Indians manager was skipper of the Boston Red Sox from their 2004 World Series-winning season through 2011. So he’s seen enough of the designated hitter to know Ortiz’s current .311 average and 10 home runs are to be expected, even at 40 years old. “I would never say surprised,” Francona said...
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Tribe opts for all-right-handed 'pen

Indians manager Terry Francona has said many times that he does not think a team should carry a lefty in its bullpen just for the sake of having one. That belief will now be put to the test.
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MLB Power Rankings: Indians still beloved by statistical modeling

The Cleveland Indians continued their streak of below .500 Aprils under Terry Francona with a disappointing 10-12 start bleeding into the first day of May having been swept by the Philadelphia Phillies. The Tribe has gone 5-1 since that sweep though to pull themselves back into second place in the brutal AL Central division and sixth overall in the American League. Despite these...
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Nova Scotia Lady big fan of Former Expo Francona

Tagging along with her mother Adeline from smalltown Nova Scotia on a trip to Philadelphia in September, 1981, Lisa Nicolle Burns was told they were going to a Phillies’ game. That much she knew. Then she got the surprise of her life. Who should she see playing first base for the Expos: the person who has become her all-time favourite baseball personality: Terry Francona, who...
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April 07, 2016  |  Discuss

Red Sox-Indians Postponement Couldn’t Keep Terry Francona Off His Scooter

Cold temperatures and the potential for rain or snow in northeast Ohio were enough to postpone Monday’s season opener between the Boston Red Sox and Cleveland Indians. They weren’t, however, enough to cause Terry Francona to alter his travel plans. Despite the less-than-ideal weather conditions, Michael Beaven of the Akron Beacon Journal spotted the Indians manager riding his...
April 04, 2016  |  Discuss

Francona: Umpire’s explanation was “atrocious” (Video)

Midway through Saturday’s tilt between the Cleveland Indians and New York Yankees, Tribe manager Terry Francona was shown the door for arguing a call that, after the fact, appeared to be pretty clear cut. In the top of the fifth inning, with the Yankees leading 5-1 and runners on the corners, New York Shortstop Didi Gregorius took a throw from first base that appeared to pull him...
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August 23, 2015  |  Discuss

Terry Francona admits to eating 17 popsicles in one night

By Jason Rowan Cleveland Indians manager Terry Francona continued his recent habit of revealing arguably unflattering things about himself when he admitted he had engorged himself on 17 popsicles in one night. Let’s allow Francona to explain his outrageous indulgence, which apparently involves his insatiable appetite for Nestle’s Outshine Fruit Bars, specifically the grape...
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June 24, 2015  |  Discuss

Terry Francona admits he had bathroom mishap during game

By Jason Rowan Cleveland Indians manager Terry Francona was in a pretty precarious position during Tuesday’s tilt against the Chicago Cubs at Wrigley Field when he found himself relieving himself in the bathroom when he heard that center fielder Michael Bourn was being ejected from the game. In fact, Francona freely admitted he suffered a bit of a bathroom mishap as the need...
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June 17, 2015  |  Discuss

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